leavesProtruding from the skin
Like scales on a reptile
Slithering through the flesh
Disappearing for a while
Meandering its way
Through a limb, through an arm
Liquid motion
Oblivious to harm
Shooting through the heart
Racing to the brain
Leaving all reason
Temporarily insane
Pausing a moment
Taking its time
Reconciling emotion
And this life of mine.