I have invented a new skin
This one you can’t peel back
This one you can’t take off
/I birthed it from a infertile womb
;at the crime scene of my heartbreak
Bloody emotions spilling everywhere
Thick veins of madness exposed and seared
A production of murdered love.
I sewed this new skin
With miles of metallic wires and every needle you poked me with
Trying to diagnose this, trying to give it a name
I named the old skin after her; in the dark corner of my shared skin
No, I won’t braid your hair like she did
No, I can’t wear that,
Like she did
Yes, this new skin comes with a new heart
I stole it from a wandering spirit.
There is more to write but I must push these phantoms back.
My friends gather in glory to propound theories;
About where I disappear to
I tell my thoughts as I stand amongst them in my new skin.