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i miss not much
like an archaeologist
with precise and patient tools
i torture the sediment of years
    pick and brush and pluck
    grain by shaking grain
to expose what should remain hidden
i irrigate long healed cuts and burns
with corrosive elixirs
i turn pale scars
into weeping wounds
mended bones are broken, set, broken
i return again and again to the
sites of my torture
hoping that
    some chance executioner
    some heedless tormentor
will condescend to reenact
the damage, so that i can
thank them
and go home
to rub salt in my flesh
Really, I'm more amused and annoyed; these are bad habits, merely.
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AlienDonkey Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005   Writer
'will condescend to reenact'... I love that line.

As brilliant as ever. Tortured, yet soulful.
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soma Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
Tortured, yes, sometimes, but usually by my self. I can see the humor in it most times, but occasionally I slip.
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