Paper cuts

A thousand paper cuts,
an accumulation of collisions
between love and the edge of self.

Declarations written on each sheet
folded into aeroplanes and rocket ships
and shot with rubber bands.

The last one cut no deeper than the rest
but the flesh fell away
anyway.

Why do you bleed?
he asked
As if life were a mystery,
as if this hadn’t happened to him before.

I can’t be with you
he said
I need skin that’s smooth,
unblemished and sympathetic.

I don’t know how yours got to be so damaged.

Paper cuts

warmsugarcube

Sydney, Australia

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march 2008

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