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It’s too late

to be unwritten,
and I’m much too scrawled
to ever be erased.

Go ahead: prick and stipple
and ink me in:
I’ll never be naked again.

From here on out,
I wear the sun,
albeit blue.

"
Mark Doty, from “My Tattoo”
13th April 2012
Tags: Mark Doty My Tattoo thoughts that breathe poetry lit queued

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