wavewriter (United States) published:
PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021
Sanitize feels like the skin of an elderly alligator
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on a teenaged human. It hurts like skin splitting apart
and forming tiny cuts on your hands
accompanied by fluorescent red dots of blood.
It carries a burden with its eight letters, whispering,
wash your hands or spread germs, wash your hands or spread germs.
And for the past year, I've had dry, cracked hands.
I went to war with my wounded hands,
armed with warm water and lemon-scented soap.
5 days ago