Look Inside

Unbutton the coat buttons,

unwrap the scarf

pull off the pullover

fold back the shirt

dig deeper

ease through the epidermis

hop by the heart

by-pass the ribs

dip past the diaphragm

get into the gut

see what we carry?

thirteen hundred and more

micro-organisms thriving

doing our dirty work

while we worry about

making a living; surviving


n.b. NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Eighteen: Look Inside for a prompt.


CLP 18/04/2021


  1. so the question beggars again….who are you really, my friend?

    1. A compot of bio-composturing?

  2. Dark and grisly – just the way I like it. Clever write my friend 👍🖤

    1. Thank you! I thought I was being clinical, so back to the operating table. 😊

      1. It was great 😁🖤

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