Let us consider skin:
The slight crepe of the neck,
where age-mice have nibbled away the years;
the smooth of the chest, the roughage beneath,
cerements of both the known and unknown.
Skin is conducive to, can conduct
and sometimes even generate
this is not always a good idea.
Skin can stretch the limits of one’s boundaries to breaking point
and still remain unbroken itself.
It has, as you can see, elastic properties.
Tightly, tautly drawn
it can return to its original state
harm is done
The color of it, the complexity, can change
depending on location, light and love.
Let us then consider sin,
and be done with it once and for all.
Published in Six Seasons Review, Issue 1.