Up close photo of brown snakeskin

‘Snakeskin’ by Charlie Isaac Murray

Content warning: body dysphoria.

Snakeskin

I lay in the bathtub
mirror turned away
so I can’t see my body
Peeling dead skin
from the soles of my feet
And I think of a snake
shedding its skin
death and rebirth
And wish I could shed
this body
and be reborn
still me

Up close photo of brown snakeskin

About the author

Charlie Isaac Murray (He/They) is a queer, Jewish writer living in Philadelphia. He recently graduated from Temple University, where he majored in English and minored in Religion. 

Photo by Susan Wilkinson on Unsplash.

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