Beautiful Scars

For my Wednesday Muse prompt – A Beautiful Mess – on the art of kintsugi and healing.  Also for Tuesday Toads Open Platform.


Beautiful Scars
“Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one…the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar. Art consists of the persistence of memory.” ― Stephen King, Misery

I am a glass – dropped and shattered
but mended. I am filled with
water and wine.
I have been broken by others –
I have been left behind, forgotten,
thrown in the trash by those who do not care.
My hands are a map of scars –
from cuts and burns from years of being a chef.
My stomach has a long scar from
navel to pubis.
But I am mended –
the cracks mended by the gold of time.
I am beautiful with my scars.
I have made so many mistakes
and been hurt so many times
I am almost solid gold.

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