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Saturday, July 5, 2014

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2014-april-pad-challenge-final-results - 1 poem - Split Lip - selected ! .... :)

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Since you split my lip

I learned that blood
does taste like copper
pennies and that it is
possible for you to cry
copious tears in my lap
as I hold your hand and
notice that your knuckles
are swollen around small
cuts where my teeth hit
Since you split my lip
I dry your tears with a
dishtowel – suck the
blood back down my throat
and get you ice for your
too fast fist
and – No, there
is no need for sorry
because I truly do
know that this time
will
be
the
last





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2 comments:

  1. Very powerful and vivid, and with such economy too! A well deserved "top 10" placement.

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