The State of My Skin

I can’t escape her.

No matter how fast I run.

She’s everywhere. Lurking!

Like I am the Earth and she is the Sun.

Her heat is taxing.

As my thirst becomes dire.

While she showers her fury.

Reluctantly, I receive her fire.

I’m slowly burning.

From her solar flares.

She’s radioactive. Perilous.

Those dark eyes that stare.

So, my orbit continues.

As I relentlessly spin.

Failing. Faltering. Faithless. Farther and farther.

The state of my skin.