PAPER CUTS

All that I have learnt,
taught to me as a child
to accept unquestionably,
I release now,
shedding my chameleon skin
to dance with my own truth;
liberating the tattered pages
between leathered layers of denial
protecting paper thoughts
scrawled with Time’s fading ink;
scattering all that I have become
into misty remembrance,
and with new ink
seeping from a thousand paper cuts,
lacerated on weathered flesh,
flows as rivers do,
meandering,
carving,
where valleys lay deep
in the shadows of ancient beliefs.
All that I will become
and yet to pass
is cast
to the whims of four winds,
into the burning eyes of the Sun
and the Moon’s shifting moods,
like a Phoenix’s ashes surrendered
to find wings anew
for the winds to play upon feathered strings
the songs of newborn cries.
Paper cuts heal
for fresh ones to sting
new memories into being.

PAPER CUTS

Cosimo Piro

Joined October 2009

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Artist's Description

My contribution to the ‘Imaginative Skulls Writing Competition’ put up by Ushna Sardar
Full details HERE
Inspired by BOGAC ERGUNENC photo “PAPER CUT”

I’ll be gone a couple of days… see you then. Much love. xoxo

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