Soft Exterior

Soft Exterior by Polly Abbots

hands meander, invisible trails of
electric skin left in their wake,
flesh bending, compressing at touch,
till hands lift and the connection breaks.
imaginary hands, the grip of words,
grab organs, blood oozing as your lungs are squeezed.
soft exterior, soft interior,
relief flooding as pain is eased.
hands resurface, coated with the remains of entrails,
empty inside and outside; pulped.
my soft clay exterior, soft clay interior,
warmed and ready for you to sculpt.

Polly Abbots

I’m Polly, a student from the UK that writes for fun alongside studying English. I find poetry a calming way to keep me creative, whilst also processing emotions through writing. In the future, I would love to write a poetry anthology, but in the meantime am writing individual poems, with no plans for a book as of yet.

You can find me on Instagram @polly.mer for a variety of poetry on different topics, from politics to heartbreak.

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