your skin is on show

November 19, 2016

marcela-bolivar-luftmensch

Exposed without warning in the brightness of the spotlights, you feel your nakedness to be crude and undignified. You crave shadow or invisibility, but can’t have it. Each fold of your skin is on show to the men and women in this room. You act like a little virgin whose hymen has been brutally stretched by these strangers lascivious eyes. You whimper, cringe. But it is necessary that your soul bleeds under their hard gaze. It is what you asked for, isn’t it? And now you will not be spared…

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