Sunday Scribbling prompt for 1 Oct., 2006
WHAT'S THE SKINNY;
Skin of my teeth, skinned alive, skin tight
Skin crawls, shivers, sweats.
Skin a cat, pig skin, kid skin, calfskin.
Skin in varied colors and shades,
Is currency traded on certain streets in
Certain districts in every city.
Creamy chocolate, alabaster white,
Tawny, rosey, smooth, rough.
Responsive, supple, taut, loose.
Hates to love the sun.
Even to skinflints.
It wraps us in its protective coat,
shields us from the elements,
A canvas for tattoo artists.
It's no skin off my back!