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Tracie Skarbo was motivated to write by her father, who was her biggest supporter. “He was always behind me, rallying me on with my writing. I would always see him with a book in hand. He gave me a great appreciation for the written word, and the power and responsibility that writers have to shape those who read their words. He also taught me to respect nature and to value the beauty within it; my reflections on my environment are just an extension of this.” Skarbo was raised on Vancouver Island and is working on her next two books.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Scar Tissue

I have discovered scar tissue
That I was not aware I carried
Its weight is cumbersome,
It lies between my shoulder blades
And is hard to see

I suppose this is why it has taken
So long to find
Although I lived through the experience
I didn’t realize how far that blade traveled
The length hungry as it searched for
Its beating prey

I am shocked to see that my body
Has nurtured it, adding to its weight
I wonder if this is my mind
Bringing suffering to the surface
So its lesson could no longer be denied its rightful place?

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