Let's See Your Tattoo Shots

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Brian Beezley, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro


    What once was meant to be a statement—
    a dripping dagger held in the fist
    of a shuddering heart—is now just a bruise
    on a bony old shoulder, the spot
    where vanity once punched him hard
    and the ache lingered on. He looks like
    someone you had to reckon with,
    strong as a stallion, fast and ornery,
    but on this chilly morning, as he walks
    between the tables at a yard sale
    with the sleeves of his tight black T-shirt
    rolled up to show us who he was,
    he is only another old man, picking up
    broken tools and putting them back,
    his heart gone soft and blue with stories.

    Ted Kooser

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  2. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
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  3. scott2hot

    scott2hot Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 27, 2012
    west yorkshire
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    hate the word SELFIES..But needs must.