Uri Gresham
Do you know the deep
Burn? The ache, the cold sweats

That needles like fire ants clustering around
The spot?

Are you yearning for it?
Do you know the feeling of wanting

To rip and tear at that spot with your bare
Raw, unkempt fingernails,

And a scalpel for class, to remove that pain
Hoping that if you do

That if you do it, it will be over?

Do you? Well, it doesn't stop,
And the idea of you ripping,

Tearing and severing your
Limbs massages

Your nerves only more.
This sounds tempting with each and
Every pulse, echoing throughout your body.