Contused And Conflicted

by KeiB

I’m black and blue all over
Feels like four rounds with Ali
But the bruises are invisible
Because my opponent is me

I’m bleeding blood and roses
In spilled ink and tattoos
But I can’t forego this dark Muse
Because my assailant is you

~ kei , The Eclectic Poet on WordPress
22 May 2015
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David Hale Rose Inkwell Tattoo

©David Hale

5 Comments to “Contused And Conflicted”

  1. I loved the rhyming here…tattoo looks good too 🙂

  2. I wouldn’t like to think its yours, all the underarm hair 🙂

  3. Can you use the read more please and also the category ” photos “

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