Paper Cut (NaPoWriMo 4/17/2014)

Published April 17, 2014 by kdorholt

Paper Cut

Piddling paper cut
Odorless, mute
barely visible line
a tissue-paper injury
with the power

to pain me, tear me up
stealthily dainty drops of
rich red blood rise
like synchronized swimmers
emerging from the deep

one-two-three-four
you make your damage known.
Hopelessly held to
your throbbing, I fix
my finger to my mouth

and absorb my inside
so slyly exposed
emphasizing my part
in the eternal all.
I taste salt.

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