Self-Portrait as Blemish

Self-Portrait as Blemish

Do not turn away. Stare at my impropriety
and accept the facts exposed: the mixed,
the blended, the unholy result of the extra-
legal conjoining. Or, that unconcealed
mark on the cheek, brown or black,
a pupil in the eye of the sack-clothed
target. Look closer. Ask your question.
I am the world inside the fermented
egg, the tacit accusation. What you choose
not to see. Feel my breath. Remember.

35 thoughts on “Self-Portrait as Blemish

  1. The image is perfect. I couldn’t look at my whole face for over a year, a strange side effect from a particularly rough loss, so this collection of words speak to me through a megaphone.

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  2. Pingback: Self-Portrait as Blemish | John Devin Andrade

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