my skin my cast iron skin my equator skin my cast iron equator skin my skin my scarring skin my grey scarring skin my grey skin my asylum seeker skin my skin my colourblind skin my smoke skin my colour smoke skin is burning my burning skin my cursed skin my cursed skin is burning my skin my prayer skin my prayer marshmallow skin my cloud marshmallow skin my burning cloud skin my skin my marshmallow skin is burning my skin my unreeled skin bare my bare unreeled skin my capitulate skin my skin my blues skin my limpid skin my limpid blues skin my skin my blues is burning skin & my skin is a home my rust skin my skin rusts my rust skin is burning oxidises my skin oxidises my neutral skin my black neutral skin my pinched off black neutral skin is burning my picked skin my dry skin my dry skin is burning my matured skin my matured skin is laundered skin my laundered skin is skin my becoming skin my malleable becoming skin my language skin is malleable my skin is burning my miracle skin my annotation skin my annotation miracle skin my mirror skin my splinter skin my mirror splinter skin my magic conjuring skin my #blackboymagic skin my black skin is conjuring skin and boys are burning
By Dean Bowen
Translated by the Poet
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Dean Bowen is a poet, performer and psychonaut. He works at Perdu, an Amsterdam-based literary platform focused on poetry and experimentation. He won the first Van Dale SPOKEN Award and his debut collection Bokman was nominated for the C. Buddingh Prize.