Skin of the World / by Rebecca Tillett

Do you see it?
The way the land piques beneath us, like your skin, my fingers hovering millimeters above it, anticipating my touch. Touch. The streets are scars and the rivers arteries feeding the body. The body, with every beautiful mark, man made or otherwise. They've changed you. Will you forgive them? Did you know this was predestined? Do you see it? I hear you talking in the background, but there are no words. Just sound. Like a hum, millimeters above your skin. I've found the earth and sea in you. I've found the skin of the world wrapped around you. I've found the pattern of the universe in you.