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Freeze my Burn so I Won’t Complain

Hannah Dane

Creative Writing Editor

A burn and another burn on the same arm.

Different angle, different bone but a burn

Is a burn all the same, no matter

How brown or red or teethy white it is.

And that burn – bubbled skin that

Broke apart from its bandage bleeding –

Almost, though not quite, broke me

Apart too. Because one burn was quite

Enough, but two burns send me over

The edge (the one I'm standing on bare.)

Bubbles at the bottom, bubbles through my

Toes and up my fingernails. I'm cold,

But bitterly burned. Blister, blister, but none

Forms. Beware bare burns borne bare.


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