The Fifth of July
Daily Prompt: Layers
Translucent – that’s the color of my skin. My veins are visible through a layer of flesh. I can see the paleness of my tissue and the poor yellow of my fat, and my skin is translucent.
Though I am transparent, you cannot see the insecurities through my cellophane flesh. Oh, but I am more than muscle and brawn.
I take off those layers and love the bare skin that needs no layers to amplify its beauty.
My clothes peel off in pieces, and I love the puzzling way my skin fits by itself. My insecurity soft in cotton; it comes off with my clothes.