underhill/

©2021 Michael Raven

this grey sagging unwanted skin
pulled taut to hide the decadence
of past sins
these jaundiced eyes wild with
mad hunger for devils
or genies bottled

scrape it away
thrust it away
with newfound flesh and
acid-washed orbs
unclouded 
i am an animal
all sinew teeth and claw
heated breath and gluttony

dig 
   dig
       dig

to the underhill below
uncover the raw underbelly
of the past

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