I noticed in the mirror
as I was shaving,
that the scar
where your fingernail
removed a small chunk
of skin from my left cheek
when I was thirteen
is getting easier to notice
as I age;

I'm guessing
that when I bury you,
there won't be any tears
running down through
that divot.

November 1, 2009.

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