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My Open Flesh

Nudity is something you should understand my friend, I say
For you are misinterpreting my flesh
My flesh all open is what you perceive
For u don’t try to understand the components opening my flesh
for you try not to see what you saw
for all you do is blame and curse my open flest
my open flesh, what you call nudity

You saw what everyone saw for you did not try to see
the real thing
for you are the man who curses the thunderstorm instead of sky

I am nude in the eyes of yours not on my own
fingers pointed at me were the exact fingers that clawed my flesh

for the mouth that are cursing me today were the exact mouth
that rippled my flesh into pieces

for the eyes that perceive me now with disgust were the exact eyes
soughting pleasure in my torn apart self

So I ask you who is nude
the fingers, the mouth, the eyes or my open flesh??
The eyes looking at me with disgust now
were the same eyes who sought pleasure in my torn apart self
For the mouth cursing me today
were the exact mouth that rippled my flesh into pieces
For the fingers pointing towards me now
were the exact fingers that clawed my flesh into death
So I ask you my friend
Who is nude in the eyes of yours?
The fingers, the eyes, the mouth
Or my open flesh

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