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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Indian Motorcycle Entry #9

Twin coils vibrate the levered metal
Making the needle dance upon skin
Plunging in just the right depth into the dermis
Ink leaving a trail behind the mechanical mayhem
Tracing an old familiar form
First scripted one hundred twelve years ago
Now spreading steadily across my back
Whose muscles tense with the contact and pain
Needing it
Wanting to become one with the name
The same name that graces the compound curved tank on the motorcycle out in front of the tattoo parlor