With Brooke, who also has issues by Katie Kadue
published in Volume 9, Issue 1 on March 1st, 2002We paint pictures of naked women in black,
of pushy therapists in green.
We coat cereal boxes in tones of healing,
filling them with ashes.
Flecks of paint adhere to my palms
and settle into the crevices of scars.
The green flakes off;
the black melds into the blood.