When a limb
is wounded severely enough
that it spends months
no light of day, let alone water
The skin
takes on characteristics of alliums:
layering itself over itself, or rather
What one might not be prepared for
is what comes after:
the reptilian shedding, no
but the rebirth
of every scar previously acquired. Even
the ones long-forgotten, the ones Time
sanded & smoothed,
the ones you weren’t sure anymore
which limb they’d happened to.