The Touch of Skin to Bark

A series of peaks and valleys.

Old scars from unnecessary accidents, and a subtle joy that some evidence remains.

The sensation that defines reality, able to feel life’s weight, and warmth, and warnings.

Upon this bark lies the stories of the past.

Etched words to remember, and a subtle pain that the moment is over.

Fleeting memories that will be forever marked in each chip, and crack, and curve.