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Dolly Sen is a writer, director, artist, filmmaker, poet, performer, playwright, mental health consultant, music-maker and public speaker. She has 8 published books since 2002; has taken on performance roles at The Young Vic, the Royal Festival Hall, and around Europe; undertaken a poetry tour; won a poetry award from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion; directed two plays and several TV films; and performed spoken word at City Hall and Oxford University.

Tattoo - A Poem

23 March 2012


'Grace Beats Karma' Tattoo

(language may offend) Tattoo They are there to erase the words“ Cunt, cunt, cunt, cunt, cunt…” Written under my skin The story my daddy wrote and still wants to write Without sun, without stars, without flight and love Where the paper would end up in the bin. I know my torture bores you. This skin is torn and stuck together again I can turn total skin to total scar But that is still his story – not mine So now my skin holds sun, stars and flight Love is coming slowly...

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