Epidermis

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Illinois man arrested for spray-painting
swastikas on gravestones  —
NY Daily News, 5/31/18

….. skinhead:
shrink-wrapped in pink tissue,
shorthand for fear
….. epidermis:
a nonsensitive layer of skin
covering the true skin, or corium;
or the outermost living layer of an animal 

a layer so thin it flakes like filo 
when touched even lightly
by love or veracity
….. corium:
true skin the sheathing of ordinary saints,
a tougher, deeper covering than that
enveloping the shrunken skulls of
those who graffiti grave stones 
with swastikas

Jim Culleny
5/31/18