Witch Doctor

*Trigger Warning: Self-harm*

I hold lavender flowers
in my witch hands
draw their scent in my mind
like a shield
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to the palatable smell of
pocket-knife rust
lingering in my pores

fill my wounds with their medicine
like my lover’s callused hands
soft with comfort
on my skin

I remind myself that
my skin has known more love
than pain in the past 4 years

and fill my pockets with petals

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