It is brittle, rough to touch
ran up and down the lines
mapped out the smooth spots.
Covered it up, hoping you would forget
bandaged up the sore spots.
You just pointed it out to me again and again.
Tried to divert your attention
but you removed the bandage
so it was all the more noticeable.
Tried to make it disappear
not think about it
not think about the scars, the sores
even after you left…they remain.
Maybe I didn’t use the right bandage
or use the right ointment
or clean the scar correctly.
Time heals all wounds
but does it allow us to forget?
how long before it fades?
We both had been waiting a long time to fall down
get up slowly, move on
dried our eyes
Walked with you a little longer
hoped mercy would follow us
and it did...pushing us in different directions.