Scratches – By John Ammirati

You could see on the rocks
Below the bridge
Fingernail scratches
From failed suicides
Trying to climb back up

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John Ammirati was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1982. He currently lives in Manchester, England and sings for the band Amida. He has previously published stories on Six Sentences

3 Comments
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    Roberta SchulbergGoro
    July 6, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Good idea for a poem, but it needs more work.

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    Grace Rudolph
    July 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    You packed a lot of power into so few words. I liked that it was short because it would be like that moment of making a REALLY bad decision. When I go to work I drive over a bridge that has had several suicides and there is always, rain, snow, showers, or sun, a boquet of flowers at the highest point. I liked this poem very much. (Obviouslyl, I can’t capture what you capture in a few words!)

    Grace

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    Editor
    July 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I like this. It hit me in the face one good time.

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