Attrition

vulgarly the crowd
hugs/
rubs me raw
er and rawer and i flair
up acne and gradually
they’re smoother,
vapidly smooth porcelain.

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i am squeezing my imperfections with
leaden vice grip, over
critic’ fingers when: dri
………………………..i
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…………………….ip.
it is a nick in a china doll face
a clink. a pus coarsing scratch
spiderwebbing until______________
____________fr a  c   t    u     r       e

 

 

 
(they’re all jostling andtouchingtouchingtouc
hingtouchingtouchingtouchingtouchingtouch
ingtouchingtouchingtouchingtouchingtouchi
ngtouchingtouchingtouchingtouchingtouchin
gtouchingtouchingtouchingtosowhycantwe?)

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