This Skin

This skin.
This pockmarked shadow of a dream that never will be.
This veil that I never thought I would strip for anyone.
This cloak that hides my insides from the outside world.
This shell that I attempt to cover up.
This easily broken shield that promised protection.
This numb covering that I thought would heal.
This bruised and broken and scarred body that doesn’t even tell half of the story.
This story, all those imperfections that are evidence of all I’ve been through.
This skin that I am only just starting to realize is beautiful.

Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels

8 thoughts on “This Skin

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: