From Scratch

 

“Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.”

– Ogden Nash

 

Leave
it(ch) alone you’ll only make
it(ch) worse.
It’s what you do.

You have
an itch.  You scratch
it(ch).  Then it(ch) bleeds.

Tear
it(ch) open.

Crawl
inside the wound.

Whiskey and Ancho liquor splashes
onto exposed
flesh.

Osprey screams.

The itch
won’t go
away.

 

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Posted to dVerse Poets Pub, Quadrille Monday.  Happy Anniversary, dVersers!