Excuse Me for Bleeding.

Dsc02480by Michelle Seyner24 Sep 2019

You expect me to
undress my wounds
to tend to the scrape
on your knee
while I need those
bandages more than
you do.
And Goddess knows
I am one of the lucky ones,
my wounds aren't
even lethal;
I'm just
profusely
bleeding.
And as if
my bleeding
wasn't offensive
enough to you
already,
some of the drops
ended up
on your pretty white shoes;
but you do not
think of
bandages,
or tending
to my wounds -
you just want
me to say:
"Excuse me for bleeding."

24 September 2019.
Michelle Seyner.