behind scars...nice turn of a phrase...and thankful for parole from them...
Man, do I understand this one.
'behind scars' ... that cuts to the heart of it. Beautifully painful.
Intense and fragile. I love this one !
nice imagery Mama Zen
Scars become character after awhile... damage becomes its own beauty.
Killer final line. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160.
Brilliant piece of writing.
Don't we all live for those moments when we're able to transcend the common perception? Unfortunately, those moments are usually brief. Great writing MZ!
Succinct and full of depth - I love it Mama Zen.
Fork their eyes out with your stare back at them! Wonderful play...hugs xox
Behind scars. Sad.
Well, dang. It would be and excellent thing to get past the place that other people bring you down, silently or verbally.
Love this one, it really paints in a big picture in just a few small words, my favourite kind of poetry
That just about says it all.
This is wonderful. Real. My jeans have never loved my curves, but I get what you are saying--and I have known those strangers' eyes. Well done. Wow.
Thanks for sharing the prose of those who wish for time without the staring of those baring themselves in the community bathroom of the Big House.
Hard-hitting and real, MZ. Excellent writing in such a small space on a complex subject.
oh! this is wonderful.
nice to have you visit my blogsounded like a resounding yes tosick of squashing into smallwanna paint big : live largeyour prose in this post is quite stunning, you certainly have a way with words
Really good. You pack a strong message into very few words.
So sad. Fantastic last line.
I'm with Fireblossom.
Ignore the strangers!
This is beautiful!
I get it and I've felt it. I really like it when I read something written by somebody else that causes me a little pang of hurt, from a memory. This is one of those somethings...
The strength of a look to put us back behind whatever it is that makes us feel unwhole...I love the specificity of the language in this and how when read it applies to almost any kind of scar.
I just can't stop reading your work. Got to go fix supper. This one may be my favorite, even without knowing the story. I love the movement from the concrete comforts of right hair and jeans that fit curves just right to the brilliant "behind scars". Of course I get the pain as well as the beauty.
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