Dogs 2014

TUMOR TATTOO
(4/10/14)


first
you need
skin cancer

of course
skin cancer
you fool

it's supposed
to be a tattoo
after all

nobody see's
something
like glioblastoma
but the surgeons

maybe
a medical examiner

ok

first
you slice
or burn off
the cancer

I don't
know

a box cutter

a soldering iron

take your
pick

anything
that cuts
or cauterizes

I prefer
to burn

cleaner
that way

so once
the surface
cancer
is gone

no

it's never
completely
gone

it's has
roots
far into
your sinner's
soul

it always
grows back

always

once
you've carved
or burned it
away

start making
patterns

pictures

away from
the center
with your chosen
instrument
of destruction

the cancer
will do
the rest

how?

the mission
of the disease
is to fill all
human vacuums

crowd out
all
that is healthy

it's really
beautiful
in its persistence
to expand

how long?

not too
long

weeks
in some cases

months
at the longest

this stuff
moves fast

especially
after
you've messed
with it

imagine
someone asking
to see your
affliction

showing
them a skull
lined
in lesions

that
my friend
will leave
an effect

how long
do you have?

it's going
to kill you
eventually

for sure

that's
what it does

but holy
hell
in the meantime

nobody

I mean
nobody

is going
to fuck
with someone
with that
on an arm

a chest

a neck

they'll back
away
and cross
themselves

especially
at your funeral

of course

open casket
all the way

no shirt

nobody's
going to forget
that shit