Monday, 23 January 2012

stone #23 - tattoos

Your tattoos have faded with time,
Becoming an algae tide on your pale skin,
Thick smudges blooming from your strong forearms,
Burnt pistachio letters where your fingers join.

And like your tattoos have marked you,
Anxiety has been stained within you,
A spilt drink leaking into your dark corners,
Welling up in the whites of your eyes.


Kelly E said...

LOVE this. Amazing imagery and mood.

Mark Sargeant said...

Thanks Kelly :)

teri said...

This is an amazing portrait.

Mark Sargeant said...

Thank you Teri. I find tattoos interesting for many reasons, but have never plucked up the courage to get one myself ;)