To Carve You - 2021

I want to make 
leather out of you 
strip the poor skin 
from the root
I appreciate your nerve 
it sure is way too soon
But don't just stand there 
before a girl so shrewd
If you wish to confront 
as one of the two, 
why not
step on a twig?
Tell those brittle poppin' veins 
it's not meant to rig
You’re merely
a piece of stick.