Wednesday, May 12, 2010

primarily a scar

i sit there smoking
one hand holding
a cigarette
& the other brailling
the rash on my back

lots of hardened circles
w/soft centers
like someone punched
packs of camels out
on both sides
of my backbone

some are on my thighs
too, back & front

raymond carver once
said that he was 'a cigarette
attached to a body...'
which i relate to very much

& i'm more like the hole
from a cigarette
attached to a body

a crater
a fossil
a scar

the body,

luckily one day
to turn to smoke

all smoke...
This blog is updated irregularly and has nothing to do with the poet's output. The poet is actually disturbingly prolific. He writes about 5 poems per day. The pages are everywhere, even stacked in the bathtub.

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