Once youthful and elastic, now
Hardened by the effects
The radiation of drunken nights
Skin that you got under
Hide tanned from cynical exposure
And vulnerable to this diseased world
The result of the cancer
That was you
Repulsing to the touch of another lover
I'm not whole any longer
Nor will I ever be
Oh sure that gaping wound
Is closed by now
But it's not like you can't see the scar
Interesting. Only one suggestion here for the second line. I would replace "hardened" with "wrinkled". Seems to work better, keeping more with the theme but just my opinion. Otherwise, a great expression of pain.
Hey- I expected something sexy or lubricious, & what I got was a welcome surprise. An excellent poem about someone scarred & hurting. Great visual words to portray worn, spent & broken in. So refreshingly novel compared to whiny newbie stuff. Poems like yours that prick up my antennae & juice my brain are always welcome!