Crime of Contrition

Of scars, their surface and their disguise

There are tattoos that augment or adorn scars to make them more beautiful. I love the idea behind them. I wonder if something similar could be done to emotional scars as well.

Sometimes I would feel the impulse to reveal a scar, and perhaps chance upon another who could look at it as a natural and not a hideous thing.


Meanings wouldn’t soar forever.
Desires would be shed.
Promises would simply wither or perish.

However, you don’t have to experience every single thing to truly live.

You are alive, here.
You are alive, now.
You, and nothing else.