Beneath the Skin

Jun 26, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor


                                                            Photo by Renate Vanaga on Unsplash

Do I need to know

how many bones

you’ve fractured

beneath your

senescent skin.


In the depth of

your crinkles

the sweat

you’re perfusing



close your eyes

let me kiss you

on your eyebrow


the years you filled

the voice muffled

the arms curled

around me


all that

makes me

want you more


in love


I’d like that way


I had nothing

and little

to offer



is the becoming


before us