Pictures In My Skin
By Garland Davis
it was a sailor thing, pictures in the skin
i never went there, tho my shipmates did
thought about it, couldn’t bring myself to it
they plied me with booze, fooled them didn’t go
never saw the benefit, pictures in my skin
now an everybody thing, pictures in the skin
young and foolish, pictures bright and bold
sailors not so much now, to girls a mark of cool
flowers and butterflies, skulls and bones
today i will be cool, with pictures in my skin
To follow Tales of an Asia Sailor and get e-mail notifications of new posts, click on the three white lines in the red rectangle above, then click on the follow button.
A native of North Carolina, Garland Davis has lived in Hawaii since 1987. He always had a penchant for writing but did not seriously pursue it until recently. He is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University, where he majored in Business Management. Garland is a thirty-year Navy retiree and service-connected Disabled Veteran.