Splintered

Didn’t realize you were a thorn
until you splintered under my skin,
and the blood rushed to fight infection,
and you pustuled,
and ached under thin epidermis,
finally breaking me open.

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H.M. Jones

H.M. Jones is a mother, writer, teacher and poet. She is the author of Monochrome, the B.R.A.G Medallion dark fantasy about postpartum depression and the beauty of memories. Monochrome will be released,by Feminine Collective Publishing, marking the books third incarnation. Along with a few self-published poetry books, H.M.’s poetry will be featured in three different anthologies in 2015 and 2016. When she’s not mothering, teaching, or writing, she is weaving, kickboxing, pulling in the canoe or reading.

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