Close the eyes, hide, hide from the eyes, on the outside -looking in.
Skin-side out, the skin is inside out, inside out,
the skin is inside out
Outside is everything, outside is everyone – outside is too hot,
outside is too cold.
Inside lies the unborn. Outside is dying.
Skin – side out, the skin is inside out
Outside in, you can impale a heart, break a heart.
Outside lies confusion – hullabaloo and out of you,
out of mind- and out there.
Inside lie shadows to hide in,
inside out outside the skin is out there.
Outside the skin is out there.
Let me in, I’m out here let me in, I’m out here.
Skin side out, the skin is inside out.
Outside in, within the walls of skin and bone-
intestines coil and spit – sits – behind the teeth and lips-
bile in the spleen squeezes in between the cracks on the scars-
on the skin.
Inside it is warm, and red blood pumps life inside –
beating, beating – please keep beating.
Outside in lies the wind, a howl in the ears appearing to pierce the skin.
Drumming on my skin, inside in, the heat on hard concrete.
Heat slides inside through a split in the face.
I need ice to freeze the disease.
So, so, so, so, so, so,
close the door when you leave.
Skin – side out.