On Writing

Poem 343 – I Know Why Skin

Alert: There is a curse word in this poem

I know why skin

I know why it exists
to contain
All. Of. It.

thepainthegorethepleasurethedarktheconfusionthebloodthehopethegraspthedesperationthedreamthepassiontheorgasmthelosstheslobberthemuscletheknowingtheempathytheragethefearthenoisethepasttheliesthestoriesthetruththefirethetastethejoytheheartthelove

the What the Fuck of It All
the glorious hasty extraordinary vomitous victory of Living

(yes, I know it is not indestructible that it changes reshapes reflects redefines holds the codes for my every wobble but oh! skin…I know why skin)


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