The Wretched

Mark D Rego
1 min readJul 13, 2020
Photo by Mika on Unsplash

Their fingers get hard
like sticks
That could poke into things
and not get hurt
Only more dirty

Skin gets a permanent ash
especially on the face and arms
The smell is distinct
like spoiled fruit
All of this is unwashable

Mark D Rego

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