my wrists
are not wrists.
they are
w/r/i/s/t/s.

they are not clean
they are not pure
they are not wrists
they are w/r/i/s/t/s.

they are art.
beauty.
an image
of myself.

they are old.
worn.
used
and abused.

my wrists are not
ordinary wrists.
they are
w/r/i/s/t/s.