by Perry Asibey-Bonsu

My skin has spent years trying to swallow
it but behind my belt lies the evidence
of a corrected right ureter
And I explain to my lover why
she has already been outdone in
this game of intimacy
Because on this planet are masked
professionals who have peeled back
my skin muscle blood
Peered further than anyone
ever has inside of me found something
so horrible or so beautiful they closed me up
and refused to tell what they saw

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