A Conditional Skinning
Dislocating cuticles with tweezer’s bend,
excoriation is discomfort’s friend.
Chiseled tips snag freckled carapace,
lunulae caves, in ruby’s embrace.
Splintered nails with reduction’s labors,
shoved through gums as phalanges’ razors.
Gingivae swim with urged intent,
deepening lesions while molars ferment.
Pores packed with oil parasites,
antennae emerge in pressure’s paradise.
Lashes freed from eyelid’s hold,
naked brows as proof untold.
Time amplifies, an itch desired,
repetition is the habit’s prior.
Satisfaction lasts on whim’s design,
reprieval found when feelings align.
Wounds start their fibrous journey,
a knitted collagen taxidermy.