Removing the Tattoo: A Micro Poem by Cecelia Hagen

Henna tattoo on shoulder
Photo by Jakayla Toney on Unsplash

Removing the Tattoo

Change is a pain,
but you knew that.

The ink goes deep, so a shadow
remains—
what you wanted once

has a way of sinking
in permanently, no matter what

kind of treatment you go through.

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