Monday, July 11, 2011

wounded

dark thread
taut and long
lifted high
knot then snip
press with gauze
again

close to my ear
he speaks in rhythm

the deeper tissue
pull 
will take more time
to fully heal
tug 

when the outer skin
has closed up nicely
(there will be a scar)
and appears completely
recovered
knot
for some time yet
the deepest part
can easily be torn
snip
reopened
gauze
requiring many months
more
to complete
the cycle of healing

pull 

tug 

yes
I nod

knot

snip

understanding
too well


~


(Participating in this week's One Shot Poetry Wednesday. Check it out.)

7 comments:

Kristen Walker said...

Love this...

Jennifer Jackson said...

Very unique way of presenting this. I echo Kristen!

I'm such a fan.

jonnia said...

Thanks, Kristen and Jennifer!!So glad you enjoyed it.

Brian Miller said...

ugh how we pick our wounds...nice write...

poemblaze said...

This is a great poem, so many senses engaged here!

moondustwriter said...

hmm the surgeon of our hearts constantly at work healing the wounds of life

glad you joined us at One Stop Poetry this week - welcome
so wonderful to meet you and enjoy your words

sparrowsong said...

Wow, I could feel this as I was reading it. Not a pleasant feeling, but wonderfully accurate depiction.