Old poem. Reposting. Still like it!
It isn’t a coincidence that scared
Has one less letter than scarred.
Scarred is the past tense of scared.
The extra R is regret.
But oh, how shiny that R is when relief glows from under.
Pushing up the skin. Puckering at my prodding finger.
Because I’m still alive.
And oh, that is sacred. To survive.