– Robert Carr
they’re supposed to be
abstract art in Dermatology
like an angry cluster
pimples. I’ve stopped picking
wide-rimmed garden hat, the long
sleeves of my shirt.
little boy with mom
and a bad
sunburn beside me.
playing with a rubber shark
swallows his pinky finger.
watching his tiny digits walk
the cushion toward – What
think they’ll remove today?
poppies blister in anticipation.
Robert Carr is the author of Amaranth, a chapbook published in 2016 by
Indolent Books. His poems are published in Radius Journal, Pretty Owl
Poetry, White Stag Journal, The Pickled Body, The Good Men Project, Dark
Matter Journal, Canary Literary Magazine, and numerous other
publications. His published work can be found at robertcarr.org