More Than Skin Deep

The pain is more than skin deep,
not within the folds of flesh.


It is untouchable,
but still it hurts.


It cannot be punctured
or cut away,
or bled out.


It cannot be removed
or killed.


It is buried under the surface,
somewhere beneath
the protective layers.


It is a place only
the worst heartbreak
can ever reach.


More damage can affect it,
but to mend it,
it is impossible.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: “But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn't do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn't in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get to." -Sylvia Plath

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I love this for 2 reasons.

I love this for 2 reasons. First, I can relate to the depth of pain and misery. Secondly, I am a Plath fan! amazing job. 

"It is a terrible thing to be so open. It is as if my heart put on a face and walked into the world" -- Sylvia Plath.