Scar Tissue, a poem by Kelli J Gavin at

Scar Tissue

Scar Tissue

written by: Kelli J Gavin



Weathered and worn
Bruised and battered
My heart has become a fortress
Impenetrable and barely functioning
Every ounce of love it once possessed
Has turned to bricks used to create
An even taller bulwark that is not meant to climb
Rough edges and occasional weeping holes
The scar tissue is threatening to no longer serve a purpose
Once mended and bound tightly
I can no longer hold in this pain
One assignment- close the wound
You can’t even do your job

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