the song playing in the background of this piece is tom waits - bad liver and a broken heart. [youtube it. its gorgeous.]
sometimes we get used to our scars and hide behind them. i remember a lyric to another song that says "scars are souvenirs you never lose" and it is true.
sometimes the idea of taking them off can be daunting but it would be interesting to see what life would be like without them... would you function differently? would you process your feelings and emotions differently? you be braver? more fearless? more adventurous...?
I like the first stanza; the boldness and a sense of disregard.
My overall first impression after my first read was good. I understood the poem in concept form as this:
You relate to someone from your sorrows
You have had a life of pain and prided in the scars.
and there is someone who can help you get through it, if only for a moment. But maybe that moment of freedom is more than you can take? or more than you're currently ready for?
I feel like there is so many deep emotions here and alot of time reflected on, which would allow you to write alot more for this poem. I feel like the story you want you tell, or feeling you want to express is still inside you.
overall i enjoyed, had me looking for more. Enjoy your day.