Dogs 2015

BOTTOMLESS ITCH
(8/2/15)


sometimes
scratching
is not enough

you want
to dig
down
deep

eradicate
the source

through
skin

blood

pain
that you
exchange
gladly
for the other

there may
be a scar

but you
will wear
the disfigurement
with a certain
hint
of satisfaction

a reminder
of a minor victory
over a personal
irritation

~

the uncomfortable
sensation
buried beneath
your superficial soul
is another matter

more
than a metaphysical
fingernail
will be needed
to relieve
that sickness

a complete
psychic
self surgery
will be required

bleeding
of another
nature

only
your eyes
will show
the scars
of that result

the mirror
providing
no vindication
at all