Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Unfinished Tattoo


“The vein rises. 
It is this flood of 
living that comes”
—Alex Dimitrov, Sensualism 

Moody kid hanging—
around the locker-room
of Gold’s Gym tonight

Moping on the bench—
feeling sorry for himself
I sit down next to him

His back is covered—
with an unfinished tattoo
beautiful but incomplete

He tells me he’s broke—
needs some money to
get his tattoo finished

I take him home for—
the weekend & he gets
the dough for it

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