Shed the tough layer on the way in.

Been getting scratches every since.

Every time new skin grows

it is just as fragile, just as thin.

When will it learn?

The old one is still playing tricks,

still getting scratches

still shedding skin;

and forever growing

the same fragile, the same thin.

When will it learn?

When will I learn?

By tuttysan © 2007

Scratches – a poem.