On Editing The Same Poem Over And Over And… (12/30)

peeling away this skin
this layer of protection
this recognizable cover
this harmless exterior

to get to the muscle
that burns and aches
that screams and tears
that rips and rebuilds

that lays upon the bone
that fractures and splinters
that grinds and breaks
that holds it all together

this pen
this scalpel
tool for healing
tool for death

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