puncture wound –
  a bruise beneath the surface
wake up in a sweat
apprehensive breath

finger pricks
  lancet tricks
      drops of blood on                      
          testing strips
wake up with a pain
what a shame
not again
  break the skin –
     needles in

nibbling candy corn and
  taking naps
a hand that shakes
so badly
you can’t even hold
the pill bottle

   green on your thumbs &
   sandpaper mouth
   you drink enough water
   to drown
   a horse and sleep with
   clutching at your ribs

puncture wound –
a finger has to bleed.

Published by featherquills

i am a misfit and a wanderer, captivated by the mysteries of the universe and the secrets of humanity.

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