BY FIDELMA SAEVARU
Like words on a blank white page
They stretch across my once clean pad
Extending upward, sideways and in random arrays
Some large, others so tiny you cannot trace
Intersecting at certain junctions
Avoiding corners and mere dead ends.
Junctions of betrayal,
Cross roads of pain,
Drains of hurt,
Potholes of depression.
Scars, people call them.
Like beauty described, skin deep are some.
A bit of skin care and they are gone.
Others cut deeper than the skin
Taking more time to heal. Eventually, they vanish too.
The deeper ones are hardest.
They are usually the most painful.
For them, size matters not. Depth outweighs all.
Attention, time and money can never fully cure them.
They are sleeping volcanoes
Triggered by flashbacks
Moved by experience Ones you can never fully erase.
You don’t know me.
I know you not.
Your scars, my scars are a hidden agenda.
Tread softly on my path,
And I’ll try to on yours.
Who knows? You may be the dagger.
I possibly the Cat-o’nine-tails.
Published by Ples Singsing
Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.
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