retrospect: unconvinced/

©2021 Michael Raven

strapped down while
they drill into
my arm tattooed:
amor vincit omnia
grinding bit humerus
high-pitched 
bone-chip whine
sobbed whispered mantra
i'm sorry i'm sorry i'm sorry

waking for the evaporating pain
i wonder
at the fool who
tattooed such nonsense
on his flesh

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