Inside This Skin

My joys, my desires

The legacy I will leave

The reasons I will live

And give and adore.

All of these are

Inside this skin.

If I did not have this skin

And I could go beyond myself

My tastes, and plans

And ways and whys of living

Would become other than they are

Outside this skin.

But for now, I live

And I will die

Inside this skin.

(c) 2009 Dan Wilt