Keloid (Raise Up)

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Keloid (Raise Up)

pale skin harbors
something darker
scar I put there
rises up
where does the line
draw?
thick and raised
seams in the street
keloid kevod kaved
thick twisted rope
vein pulses under
dreamt of Kendrick Lamar
and A$AP ROCKY
bass lines treading under
slick twisting vocal
black star dark
matters
harden to pearl
under-skin
rubbed in affection
or sadness
put there on purpose
body shrapnel
formed from the inside
out
hold these truths
to be self-evident
Christ on the cross
on a crutch
crossing the street
in a black hoodie
and pale poncho
only flogging him
in the wind
no money in his cup
scar on his neck
peeks out
car crash? back alley?
follow it down
to the heart of it, river
of blood
irrigation
body kevlar
enough scar tissue
makes invincible
dead-end neurons
exo-planet
dark star called
keloid
blood rushing up
to remember
blood
on the surface
physical re-memory
body lava tube
hot magma
run its course
and cool
at the site
of the wound
hill of lip
scapular cliff
broad back
keelhauled
mauled
with a potsherd
dull plowshare
deep-furrowed
to raise up

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