September 4, 2003

Birthmark (2/2003)

On her left temple
there is a small mark,
darker than her already
dark olive skin.

She hates it, I know.
A blemish
An imperfection
Detracting from
the beauty of her face.

It was one of the first things
I ever noticed about her.
That, and her Block I t-shirt.

To me it was beautiful.
It set her apart.
Separated her face from the rest.
It seemed to want to be kissed.

It is remarkably shaped like Illinois.
When she was young,
she said to her parents,
Its a good thing
I wasnt born in Alaska.

Maybe Id be better off if she had.


Posted by dpetrella at September 4, 2003 12:41 PM
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