Pencils in

Some lines need to be carved
into the skin,
lines like,

‘who let you in’
minus the queston mark,
then
in the dark
everyone can read them,

as long as fingers trace
is about as long as
the human race
has been running,

one day we’ll run out
of space.

I’m tattooing
you in,
so I won’t
forget.

© 2020, John Smallshaw.