Let’s Paint Our S(k)in

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For all to see, con
-fess right here in white
and blue and green. Let’s

wear our every thought
on sleeve, leave nothing
to the image(i)nation. Let’s

storm the nation in ink and
stain, scrawl our most super
secret names and forgive

us our tress
-passes, and those who have
(s)tressed past against us.

Let’s etch our other, bold
-er selves, color over scars
and fear. Let’s

smear mud and rain and
every more sane thing
along our tired veins. Let’s

scribble our most sacred be,
scribe our war(s)
on bended knees.

 

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Photo and prompt from over at Quickly.

 

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11 Responses to Let’s Paint Our S(k)in

  1. b_y says:

    Never thought of imagination and image nation in the same cupped hands before. tres cool

  2. billgncs says:

    she wears her heart
    on her sleeve
    indelible, untellable
    a permanent press
    but don’t stress
    she’ll just say
    that’s tat.

  3. julespaige says:

    Goldie struck me too. I remember being just a tad too young for the jokes on Laugh-in.
    Odd how real ‘tats’ have come and gone in style. Now if you are in the ‘service’ you can no longer have ’em visible while in uniform. And yet I’ve seen more tats covering skin than ever.

    But not I… I’ll not cross that ‘T’ nor dot that i. But then I don’t have any additional holes in my ears – just my preference. When did having 42 piercings in one ear become so popular?

  4. Wow! You can take a silly photo and De(scribe) it into magic & multiple meanings! Way to go, De!

  5. Shawna says:

    I love this section:

    “and those who have
    (s)tressed past against us
    Let’s etch our other, bold
    -er selves, color over scars
    and fear. Let’s
    smear mud and rain and
    every more sane”

  6. Loved it! What a great take!

  7. Well, I’d say that it sounds like what people do on Facebook all day long. “those who have/ stressed past against us” – I loved that part.

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