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Below is the poem entitled Fingerprint which was written by poet Katie Telling. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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An onyx ink impression
spirals in unique form,
from the dizzying loops
etched in soft flesh--

where furrows weave
like trenches in the earth,
dotting the surface 
with ridges and islands
that protrude in 
evidential patterns.

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  1. Date: 3/27/2014 11:39:00 AM
    Katie, Congratulations, on your own favorite poem. Stay Xool *xox* Forever LINDA

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 11:33:00 AM
    An ode to the fingerprint! ... and a great concept /idea to highlight our unique "individuality" Congratulations on your win, Katie! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 3:23:00 PM
    Quite an original topic...and expertly tackled; enjoyed. Congrats on win. // paul

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:21:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your best and favorite poem. Congrats on the win, katie

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 5:28:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your win in the "Contest No 172" Katie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 8:04:00 PM
    Edgar Hoover would have been completely impressed with this poem! Congrats on a unique image in poetic form! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 6:17:00 PM
    What unique way to see a finger print!!Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 12:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 12:10:00 PM
    Congrats Katie! Well deserved win:)

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 11:34:00 AM
    Beautiful piece,Katie.well done.....congratulations on your well deserved win in this contest.....Kudos to you....XOXO...

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 5:53:00 AM
    Love the way you describe fingerprints especially the "ridges and islands" line Katie :)