3.31.2011

exfoliate

peel it back
papery

  crisp
    resistant
teary
 

pick
  soft
    burning 
  raw
inexplicable

    purple bruise
  pulsing

poke it

revealing
  me
    mine

what
is kept
   inside

please
let
the ants
   crawl
     over me

     i will bloom
  extravagantly
lustily
        without hesitation.