Carsten Thomsen

The Tattoo - Poem by Carsten Thomsen

Wearing little
but pants
a grin and cigar
you laughed
out loud
your crazy grin.
Your arms covered
in scars
gang tattoos
from your
colorful past.
Still embedded in arm;
a bullet,
and in your head
the story
of how
and when
and why
Seeing you there
staggering drunk
in the pale
pre dawn light
I wonder:
are you drinking
because its Friday
or to forget
the naked cement floor
under your soles,
the roaches and rats
in the ally,
a tattoo that reads love

like me?

Comments about The Tattoo by Carsten Thomsen

  • (10/28/2005 1:32:00 PM)

    Carsten I think this is a fabulous poem...I'd ditch the very last line. In my opinion, it would be perfect without it. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/28/2005 1:07:00 PM)

    Very graphic scene you've shown Carsten. Very nice. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 28, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 13, 2007

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