flirting with edges

fifteen and flirting with my edges carving
mr ed into my arm with a straight pin just
to feel the heat and the pain glow and grow
with each pass of the point

another failure refusing to scar on a body
already decorated in keloid reminders of paper
cuts scraped knuckles stitched together flesh

katrina grace craig
8 may 1997
issaquah washington

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