Safety Pins (with audio)


Wonderful verbal and written poetry by a talented writer.

Poetkisses

Safety Pins

Safety pins

sticking in

places she’s

not

worthy.

Safety pins

sticking in

places she’s

not

worthy.

They’re fastened

–quite frankly—

painstakingly

close to her skin.

She’s been

pricked before

and she knows

she’ll be

pricked again.

They’ve been

attached

from the beginning,

or rather,

as long as she can remember.

Memories of

them sticking

into her

as she

learned to be her

are pinned right

in

to

her timeline.

The fine points

of their

sharpness

has continued to

acutely caress her

entire existence.

Each one earned

when

she wasn’t

perfect

enough.

The simple act of

keeping

herself

together

held by the

flimsy metal

makes for

an unhealthy amount

of pins

strapped in.

We’re talking

thousands upon thousands

of safety pins

fixed

in every possible

direction

snapped together

holding the tapestry

of her life

together.

It is a travesty

to live

within the threats

of being stuck

or poked

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