Monday, June 20, 2005

Sylvia Fights Off The Boys


Alexei Jawlensky
Originally uploaded by Adagio.


Everytime, it comes around
to this
I know when to expect it

He will caress my face with
his forefinger, his floppy
fringe hanging over
his eyes
He will trace
the scar on my cheek
back and forth
erasing it, and he will say
'How did you get this?'

and each time
I tell another story

but the truth of it is
it was a rollerskating accident

and the truth of it is
a pirate with his rapier

and the truth of it is
I am a rotting apple
and it is my worm

and the truth of it is
it was the sharp bite of death

and the truth of it is
I hit my face climbing out
of my grave

but the truth of it is
good girls don't have scars

Helen Rickerby


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