I would massage rosehip oil
into your scars
Mother, you would not hide your breasts
oozing and clamped
I would take that scalpel
and cut, cut, slice and
long thread and needle
suture your wound
washing the area, I would massage rosa mosqueta
after the stitches were removed
Rosa Rubiginosa – Wikipedia Creative Commons
First Published in Black Grass, second poetry collection by Ilona Martonfi (Broken Rules Press, 2012)
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Ilona Martonfi Author of two poetry books, Blue Poppy, (Coracle Press, 2009.) Black Grass, (Broken Rules Press 2012). Published in Vallum, Accenti, The Fiddlehead, Serai. Founder/producer of The Yellow Door and Visual Arts Centre Readings, co-founder of Lovers and Others. QWF 2010 Community Award.
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