Those That Show (For Anna, For Merle)

Those That Show (For Anna, For Merle)

There are wrongs wronged

dulled or forgiven  

the rude comment in line

waiting at the grocery store,

a coworker insisting you owed them 

more than you did - 

and there are injuries 

that show 

in the repeated bending

back and forth of a corner

of a scrap of paper,

the dull grind of your jaw

when you stare, lost to the tick

of a clock.

 

They are old, and so old.

 

Though you haven’t placed a 

penny in your mouth 

since you were a child,

you know the taste

the dirt, the metal

the blood and lemon of pocket change.

Frolic Herbal Arts - healing the body

Frolic Herbal Arts - healing the body

Beng Mealea

Beng Mealea

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