Rung Round

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The purple bloom
on her hip
a painful flower
that will soon fade
causes her lips to curl
upward
eyes spark and narrow

She presses her thumb
to the spot
wonders if it will blacken
before dying out
no one knowing
it floated there briefly
a veiled blot
a badge

April 2015
Julie Ayers
NaPoWriMo Day 1

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