Poetry 101 Rehab: Skin

warm and smooth,
almost clammy from anxiety.

the soft lining of a
favourite jacket is comforting
a friendly kiss of

cold and neat
carefully manicured to work.

the aircon cools the area
trembles smoothed out by
familiarity and

trembling ever-so-slightly
or steady.

an encounter
too perfect to be
a collision –
and another.

all steps on a journey.

4 thoughts on “Poetry 101 Rehab: Skin”

  1. Ooh, this is a sweet poem that conjures up so many tactile sensations! It’s really a great piece, I could feel the sensations that you were describing so skilfully 🙂


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