Oh permanence! I long to live

Life with actions like a pencil.

            Not ink…


Removal of mistakes and

Forgiveness for lost words.

            Not ink…


Its mark remains; stained,

Tattooed on our bodies and souls.

            Yes ink…


Scratches, cover up, but the

Memory forever there, scarring.

            Yes ink…


The behaviors of our world

Permanently engraved in ourselves.

            Yes ink…



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