Dogs 2014

HEALING WITH DISEASE
(3/18/14)


the first scab
falls
from the
self inflicted
wound

a crater
of pink
healthy flesh
remains

perhaps
a small
dark spot
can be seen

the depression
begins to fill
again
and a second
scab
appears

it really
itches

finally
it too
drops
leaving behind
a shallower depression
perhaps not
as pretty
as before

now
the former injury
is a raised
dark leison
looking worse
than the burn
that preceded

~

the quickest

most complete

skin repair

cancer
tends to fill
every
human void