Poem 20150906

like one of those science books
with transparent plates
of the human body

where the first layer has the skin
–always the best
because you can see all the dirty parts
even though it’s usually ugh the guy–

then you peel back a layer
and it’s all muscle
which is still kind of cool

after that
arteries and veins
and viscera
and you keep going
past the nerve tissue
until it’s just bones left

that’s how i imagine you
after peeling off your layers
year after year
getting through the outside
which is pretty damn exciting still
and through your guts
all the way to your bones