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Scab #25 Poem a Day

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Tinker

Scab

You itch
like a crusty sore
still new enough to stick
and bleed beneath.

I want to scratch
at the scaly husk
to rid myself of you
but I know, to pick
only stings and opens
a slippery wound.

I will clip my nails,
ignore the prickle,
and like any scab
you eventually
will fall away.
      ~~Judi Van Gorder

 


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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badger11

Striking imagery Tink, grounded with a characteristic commonsense.

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fdelano

Ha! I love the turn about at the end. I almost pity the rejected "scab."

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