Sunday, January 24, 2016

[Don't Look if you Don't Like Feet]

ODE to MY Left Foot’s Big Toe Hangnail

Pinching outward painfully,
Encroaching on surrounding skin.
Biting harder, sharper into flesh each day,
With every step I take. 
I gape and am astounded
By the rate of growth, and, 
No less, audacity of that feisty keratin 
To extend and conquer.
Moving further eastward every 
Moment I don’t happen to be watching.
Burrowing itself further away from its origin,
And closer to the core of its host. 

How far will it go?

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