deeper than skin

i’ve been looking into tattoos
and while the general consensus
is that putting someone’s name
on your body is a foolish move
because “what if”
i’d still do it
because even with “what if”
futures ahead of us
midnight-black beads of ink
embedded beneath my skin
would pale in comparison
to the river of you
already coursing through my soul
and even if “what if” happens
the canyons you’re carving
to spell out your name
would always remain
and no matter what
your name will still
be beautiful

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s