SECOND SKIN

The process of adaptation to a new environment,

species that persevere,

transform,

continue on dying

and being born again.

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Much is thought of the mental state and social implications that one’s body goes through when placed in a new environment,

but what about

the skin cells,

the ones who die

in an effort

to become stronger.

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The skin’s natural levels of humidity change once in a foreign space,

and the skin creates its own revolution,

in order to adapt.

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Fluctuating temperatures,

dropping,

increasing,

unforgiving,

fast-paced.

High ones increase the production of oil,

low ones,

make it thirsty.

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Cortisol levels arise,

coloration goes from dusk

to dawn.

Skin cells keep imploring for hydration,

blood vessels narrow

only to keep you warm.

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It’s almost as if the body knows it’s getting stronger,

but refuses to completely adapt.

Skin cells get stuck in between

yesterday

and tomorrow.

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Coping mechanisms:

Raynaud’s,

lack of vitamins,

pale tones.

A refusal to grow a second skin.

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