Peeled and Scratched
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Peeled and Scratched- Prose by Adeline Fecker

Peeled and Scratched

Prose by adelinefecker

I peeled her off like dry skin, cracked and old.

Like that part of your face that you’re tired of moisturizing day after day.

The medicine the doctor gave me for my wrinkles is failing

The mask you call by my name was too tired to keep going.

I suppose I should have read the directions

Too many layers from reapplying it in the bathroom stall.

I didn’t wash it off.

Layer after layer the mask got heavier.

I could feel her starting to fall off so I took her by the loosened edge and ripped.

Peeled

Scratched

Now I am the one who stands before you.

Naked and scratched raw.

Feeling nearly human but nearly dead.

I feel emptiness and I feel fulfillment.

I feel light and I feel tears on my new skin.

All burning the scratch marks.

When you peel off a price tag it leaves a sticky residue

Like a handprint left on skin or a crack left on a heart.

I feel the mask there

Still wanting to be seen.

Still wanting more attention.

Still wanting.

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adelinefeckerBronze CommaDeep thoughts over coffee...
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thank you for reading and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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a year agoReply
@penny Thank you so much <333

pennySilver CommaI live for life
a year agoReply
the meaning behind this. so great!!! you are so talented

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
Beautiful. You caught some uncanny truths and wove them into this excellent poem. I loved your word choices they were starkly graphic. Great job.!!@!!