Cadmium lips at play;
Dusky shadows light and gay;
But who told you to stay
Where boredom etches life away.
I like to get a cut now and then
Cause you can show it to a friend.
Like, I let Lori see my toe.
It was fun to see her face scrunch up
And hear her holler, “Oooh!”
But when I showed my sore to Vernon
“That’s not so much,” he said,
And showed me where he had
Some stitches once, six across his head.
My teacher made me wash away
And cover up the fun.
But that’s okay with me.
Someday soon I’ll have another one.