Blue Laws

As the bruise on my right
forearm yellowed & faded, a new
bruise appeared on the left.
Can I just say I bruise easily
or chalk it up to clumsiness?
Or, in this season of thanks,
is something trying to reach me?

For Kerry’s very intriguing prompt to the Real Toads: Let's Write in Black & White

#27 of 30 Poems In November to benefit Center for New Americans.