Tattoo — Justina Aura Nemoy

tattoo

by justina aura nemoy


days exist i crave new words
carved in ink on this body
traceries of despair of fury
lines etched in victorious consolation
climbing a scapula traversing a bicep
worn as bracelet around wrist

but those choked with poison gases
humanity destroyed in smokestacks
blackened skies above the pens
where jews gypsies gays immigrants
worked and starved til broken
tossed into death’s cold arms used up

stay needle from current skin
how can i forget jagged numbers
etched on left forearms of walking dead
when since november 9th
i feel the icy breath of hitler’s ghost
on all our necks?

no tattoo required to scream
“this cannot be the new normal!”
my voice and yours the tools
to inscribe better future onto
the flesh of this fractured world

 

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One thought on “Tattoo — Justina Aura Nemoy

  1. Woohoo! Thanks, Ladies!

    On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:45 PM UltraViolet Tribe wrote:

    > ultraviolettribe posted: “tattoo by justina aura nemoy days exist i crave > new words carved in ink on this body traceries of despair of fury lines > etched in victorious consolation climbing a scapula traversing a bicep worn > as bracelet around wrist but those choked with poison ” >

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