Observing Subject A

i found a button
just beneath the skin
at my topmost point
probing with my fingertips, at first
massaged the scalp around
it, round, flat
cylindrical button

curiously i dug
with fingernails
trying to excavate
POP, it flew
like a cork
exhausting air, and pus
and with it

then i pressed a finger to
that oddly inward out button
do you know what i noticed?

Orion glows bright
in the southern sky
unless i am mistaken

Once i stripped my scrawny behind
down to my underwear
swung high above the mosquito larva
resting on the river bottom,
and leapt from a ratty bit
of rope, Once
when i was

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.


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