snow white & rose red

Yeah, get your nail under there, you got it. Peel it, tear it off. Make it bleed. 

The pinch in your wrist, quick but precise, unmistakable. Sharp.
First time you felt that, you thought no, there's no causal connection there. Picking a scab on your embattled shin did not just cause a nerve to jump in your opposite wrist
But by now you've repeated that experiment enough times to know.

Yes, picking a scab in one place causes pain someplace else. Deliciously shameful pain.

Do it again. Even though repeated picking causes unsightly scarring. 

Pick it again. Right there.