Bruised

Oh God, I've fallen and bruised again.

Blood drips from my weak knees….

exposed in embarrassment for everyone to see.

No biggie.  It's happened before, and it will most likely happen again.

Got a scar here, have a bruise there.

A cut exposed from a sharp turn…

A turn gone wrong,

Need to find my way…will take some time, but I have a map.

While I'm down, should I stay down?

And hide?

I'll think for a sec.

I see the scar on my wrist- it's now a light shade,

sometimes scars do that, at times they tend to fade.

But for now I'll put a band aid on my weak knees.

-A.R. June 6, 03'