Dogs 2014

THE LAST TATTOO
(6/3/14)


I'm done

I'm done
marking
up my body
like a naughty
child
with crayons
drawing upon
their bedroom
wall

they were
not initially
my idea

but I
certainly
allowed them
to happen

my first
was on
our wedding
day

at her biased
suggestion

the others
were playing
along
while she added
to her already
extensive ink

this final
bit of "art"
will cover
that initial
mistake

and
like her

her name
will be forever
painfully expunged
from my
skin

of course

I shall
always
remember

that she
still lurks
there

just beneath
the surface