This poem is spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from shiori_makiba
, LJ user Paantha, and Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "platonic" square in my 1-23-16 card
for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest, the "injury" square in my 1-1-16 card
for the Spies, Secret Agents, and Noir fest, and the "nonsexual intimacy" square in my Wordsmith Bingo
card. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink
thread of the Polychrome Heroics
Warning: This poem includes some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. There are trust issues, emotional angst, physical abuse, other hints of past trauma, delicate interpersonal negotiations, messy medical details, ambivalent feelings about touch, and other challenges.
If these are sensitive matters for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.( Read more... )