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  • Writer's pictureSteph Shuff


these are getting easier now

the endings

I think that means I'm getting easier now too

in this skin

that I have finally stopped picking at

and scratching

like I'm trying to escape

peel it off

layer by layer

slink skinless through the universe

it starts to fit better just as it starts to sag

a slow motion decay into old age

and self love

I hated this skin

when it was flawless

the irony of youth

we spend it

in loathing

or pain

let the scratching continue

just long enough to learn to love

the thing we're losing

maybe that's why endings are easier now

there will be less you

but more me

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