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#thesideshow May 4th 2015 To the Brass Saftey Pin – Kerry Trautman

You wait for fingertips,
tiny coil
a cold muscle
tensing the point,
within its protective sheath.

Abandoned to a drawer or purse,
point exposed—
an exhibitionist awaiting
a flinch and
the suck suck suck of
a punctured fingerpad.

You will be restrained again,
craving again release,
the opportunity to pierce,
to hold
not to be held.