Today’s submission for The Beautiful Stuff’s VerseDay comes from Heather Hudson, of Aurora, Colorado. Heather is a writer, novelist, poet, and all-round amazing human. A warrior momma, and a black-cat whisperer.
“I wish I could mark you the way you mark me.
A neon tattoo of warning or desire.
I wish, that when I touched you, they could see you also.
A bright neon sign that said
broken, shy or…dangerous.
I wish that our meetings could be recorded on your skin.
And others could see that you grope without asking
or that you have a tender true heart.
I wish we could mark you,
and then we would all know your virtues and your sins.
They would say prove it.
And you would roll up your sleeve
and your love or your violation
would be revealed.
No one would have to prove who you are. Everyone would see.”