skinned – nerves exposed | August 10, 2013

we are paper-of-skin thin in places
unlike other places
of velour-skin that doesn’t paper-cut
and pig-thick-skin that bounces bullets

some parts of us a pea-shooter pea
penetrates and maims
more translucent there in tissue coverlet
admitting any object flung

time moves our slender threads of tenderness
and words and mere looks can dash a spirit
in places where, in eaten moments,
wounds excruciate in simple waves of air


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1 Comment »

  1. Enjoyed 🙂

    Comment by culturemonk — August 10, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

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