Old Wounds

photo by Nirav Patel


She picks at old wounds

Peeking in

Teasing away the dressing

Testing the strength

Of the healthy growth

But unable

To leave the rest alone

At first it stings

Then the edges begin to bleed

Until all the hurt returns

With her insecurities

To not trust

This path of healing

So one more day

She’ll redress the wound

More slowly

And painfully than need be

And for now

This is all she knows 

©Entirety 2016

For more of Nirav Patel’s photos find them here http://niravpatelphotography.com/blog/


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