What is that spot?

She stares at the blank computer screen
waiting as if the words are going to write themselves
her mind empty
she tries again
she looks down at her fingernails
a little dirt

To the sink
her hands bleed
germs are tough
the water hot
the soap almost empty
her hands still they bleed
and she only scrubs harder
turning off the water.

Her hands twitch
time to try again
she sits down at the keyboard
this time her fingers keep hitting the keys
her wrists begin to lock up
her finger tips throb
she stops.

“What is that spot?”
she scratches
it hurts
“what is that?”
she scratches harder.

Back to the sink
with running water
down to the last drop
she foams her hands
“what is that?”
she scrubs harder.

She sits back down
it hurts
she stares at the spot
it opens
she holds her hand in the window light
“what is that?”
the thing it moves
she sees pointed teeth forming in a circle

The mouth speaks
“I’ll have the rent once you finish that book, until then keep typing.”

Thanks for reading.
-Temperamentally Tina

Published by Tina

I am a mother that is passionate about early education and a person that relieves stress through art, and writing.

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