The Skin I’m In

I am not easy in this skin

this ill-fitting suit of normalcy

sags in some places

is too tight in others

it chafes

rubs me raw

Soon others will notice

that I am only playing

at human

My demon claws

red eyes

shimmering scales

sharp horns

barely concealed

by this guise

The simmering rage

is starting to blister

the rubbery bottoms of my fake feet

Pray there are no witnesses

when the suit bubbles off

in long strips

and truth is revealed


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved


      1. Thank you dear heart, pretty gutted! Rough firing! Ah well, we love and learn♡ thank you for being there. Your opinion matters a lot to me. Btw did you get unfriended? I noticed you and about 20 others were on my site. WP arghhhh! Rectified but puzzling, happened last year too.


      2. I did get bumped off your site for a while– I thought for a few weeks that you were just very quiet. I am supposed to get emails every time Olde Punk publishes too but I am clearly only getting those on a hit or miss basis as well. I hate missing either of your writing.

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