I wish I could slough off my fluffy edges along with the dead skin.
I want to scrub at my face till the flesh is gone, polish the bones and chip away at them like limestone,
Smooth myself around and around in my palm like a ball of clay
Till i’m a tiny pink marble- hard and shiny and cold.
Defined and clear and precious.
An ice cube that never melts.
But instead I am milk
Indistinguishable and murky,
refusing to be a liquid or a solid. I am jelly and yeast, breathing and wobbling over the sterile glass beaker, unruly and mischievous and disappointing, like a cheap water balloon.
I am a collection of lumps – growing, pulsating, oozing pink fluid, bulging and puckering against milky forgotten skin, patched together with flimsy membranes and tenuous stitches.
I am trying to dilute myself, loosen up the sludgy gloop with water so it trickles down the plug hole but instead i stick and stain the ceramic, enjoying its cold alien solidity and thinking off new ways to scrape the knots out of me and cleanse the lumpy muddled up bag.