Poems and Poetry

Reopening | A Poem by JD DeHart

There is no need, they say
to reopen the wounds, and I would
not want that to be my vocation

I would rather be the staple
that closes up the gash, or the thread
running through the seam

I would rather be the bandage
covering the soreness, or the light
and arid balm spread across skin

But sadly sometimes I am the one
who reopens, prods, and remembers.

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