Writing Wednesday – Dave Dean “Birthmarks”

For this Writing Wednesday we’re changing the pace up a little bit yet again. We’ve got our main man, Dave Dean back with an excellent poem entitled “Birthmarks” and for the benefit of all your ears, he’s even added in a musical element to it. So read along and listen to the beautiful sounds of the man himself.

BIRTHMARKS

Why you so low? Paws drag the ground,
changing your name,
in a town of fifty-thousand.

Coat or a smock? Reflecting the rain,
similar pockmarks and similar brains,
similar birthmarks and similar veins
wrapped around.

Tear in your shorts, asked to see your
driver’s license or S.I.N. number.
Tear in your heart, tying your arm,
come on baby, won’t you tie your arm?

And I was so, I was so embarrassed…
I was so, I was so let down.

You know you’re low, you know you’re low,
when you’re changing your name
in a town of fifty-thousand.

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