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Day 259 – A Librarian With No Tattoos

Picture yourself a librarian with no tattoos.
How will you cope with that?
You wear glasses except when you read,
pearls except when you run.
You’re exactly what you want to be,
exactly what’s expected of you.
But how will you cope with that,
when you have no tattoos?
You have no embarrassing ink to hide
from the children you love,
from your family and friends,
no secret words under your skirt.
You never want to be anything else,
you never want to get marked up,
so how do you cope with that,
that skin full of freckles and acne and scars
with nothing meaningful scribbled in secret
for a brave adventurer to find?
To be lacking but not missing ornamentation in this world,
how do you cope with that?

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5 thoughts on “Day 259 – A Librarian With No Tattoos

  1. I don’t know how I’d cope with being a librarian with or without tattoos…. but you’ve sure made an argument for getting myself one.

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