There’s a scab formed over the healing,
Crusted, dark red with an itch.
There’s a tendency to pick at the edges
Which makes it a bit of a bitch
To recover from injuries, the wounded
Temper their healing with pain,
Returning to hurts once inflicted,
Reliving the moments again.
There’s a process that bodies afflicted
Must go through, that’s just how it goes,
Time and salve make the difference
Though time definite nobody knows.
Some fester from constant exposure,
Scab picked for the whole world to see,
Supurating, rancid, unhealing,
A neglect of the way it should be.
Treat it with unguents specific
To purpose, then leave well alone
Healing is slowed by the scratching
And picking right down to the bone.
17 thoughts on “Don’t Pick It!”
This is definitely worth thinking over.
Just so long as you don’t pick at it. 😉
Haha 😀 nice one
Never done such a thing! Well, maybe a little scratch for the itchy bits…or just to scrape that bit that’s hanging loose…or sometimes I think it’s now fine so I help it a bit….or when I know it’s time, I’ll take it off…sometimes it will bleed a bit, but that’s ok…sometimes it bleeds a lot….but that’s ok too…a new scab to hack and scratch and bloodyness to give me something more, that I think I know better than my body does, to play with.
But no, they don’t bother me at all! 🙂
Glad to know you have it all so well under control, Mark. 😉
Great post. Insight to what we experience.
Thank you for reading and commenting.
How true this is my friend, although my neurosis picked up big time with all the scratching and such. 😉 I do love your writing!
Many thanks, Daniel. 🙂
A great metaphor for our reaction to what life throws at us. An excellent, powerful poem.
Thank you, Chris.
Oh taken so many ways, love this AM and I promise I won’t pick it 😉 x
Good lass! It’ll never get better otherwise. 😉 x
this describes my summer… beautiful and apt for me. I was attacked by a very hungry hoard of mosquitoes last weekend and am covered with scabs and I cannot leave them alone. Great poem on two levels for me. Have missed you!
I’m afraid my blogging days are taking a backseat at the moment to everything else that is going on. It’s been a busy couple of months and more to follow but I’m hoping to get back to more regular reading and blogging before too long. Thanks for reading and commenting, DAF. 🙂
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I truly relate to that. I am at least getting to read more, now, if the writing would follow… Hope you get some rest,
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