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Hell's Skin III
by Erin E Kelly-Moen

Monday, November 04, 2002

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Thinking the worst is over
does not help now's disgust,
with spots and dots
and bulbous bumps, with itching,
with hundreds of rash heads,
there is always itching, even
scratching is getting old,
producing angry red lesions
and soreness, behind the knees
is the newest source of irritation,
since she used a rough napkin
to scratch off the boils. Foolish,
but it felt so damn good...
After being in pajamas for six days,
she decides to try to get dressed
this morning. The shirt and bra
aren't too bad, almost all vesicles
on the trunk have crusted over, the pants
turn into a rough file, catching on scabs
and rubbing sores raw, off they come,
may as well go back to pajamas, and,
damn, almost out of Calamine!
No word yet, about her blood tests,
a Pox on this pox, enough of this,
hmmm, didn't work, still here, there
and everywhere!! Her throat is getting sore,
she thinks of the horror of rash
inside her body, the virus rampaging,
flesh cringing, okay, gotta stop...
At the rate of growth and regrowth,
she figures 4-5 more days of malaise,
of intense itching, 'til the last
blister pops...time is ticking
so slowly..
.
Erin Moen
10/17/02

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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/4/2002
This seems like an excellent description although I have never experienced it and hopefully never will. Thank you.
Amor
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 11/4/2002
Absolutely have me itching now...
You're a great writer, conveying the experience in a manner the reader can feel it!
Reviewed by sugar magnolia (Reader) 11/4/2002
That is an excellent description of an awful ailment. Well if this ailes you currently, i hope you recover soon! Thank you for the comment on my own writing.
-Becca
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/4/2002
I had chicken pox twice as a 4 yr old and caught it from my son when he was 3yrs old, they called it X type something, can't remember, but I surely will never forget the itch and misery for 9 days. Hope your over it soon, whatever it is you poor thing;-)
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 11/4/2002
You two are so sweet, what a wonder to meet you here! I'll post the last one written, am helping a cyber friend who went to her brother's funeral after escaping a house of horror long ago, only to find hell on earth in several horrifying ways, eventually escaping, but at such a cost to her soul, she wrote a piece just now about it, saying it should have been her...I will post her homepage link in my bio, I encourage everyone to read her story, though it will turn your stomach and leave you gasping in disbelief that she even survived, my poor blackbird...such pain she's been scarred with, I think she wishes she were dead every minute of the day...hold on for IV, let me finish my reply to her...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/4/2002
ewwww...nasty! but hope you are feeling SOMEWHAT better; this all sounds just ICKY!! good write! now continue, please. hm..wonder if you have chickenpox?? i had it as a child, but i still remembered the itching. it was HELL!! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) dang it..now you're making ME *ITCH*!! ~STOP THAT!~ :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/4/2002
yipe. sounds nasty...getting scary...i sure don't wanna catch something like that...glad i've had my flu shot! been bit by chiggers once...65 times...the itching drove me *mad* :) (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :0
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