accidental stains

Flip to page

five,

where there’s a streak of

blood

on the back side.

 

I say it was a

paper cut

because the word sounds

accidental

like it wasn’t intending

on slipping out from my

lips.

 

What I don’t say is that I

ran

my finger across the

parchment edges

a million times,

just waiting for the corners to

slice,

to let the blood

escape

from my skin-barred

jail cell.

 

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One thought on “accidental stains

  1. Constricted and confined within one’s own skin can be suffocating. Cutting is more common than we like to think it is and you deal with the subject of depression and the need for ‘relief’ so well in this piece.

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