That's Why

Do you think biting your nails is gross? 

Well try biting your skin every single day.


I didn't like my skin,

How bad my cuticles are, 

How badly my fingers bleed and the skin falls off.

My nails are short and dirty. 

I feel like it looks disgusting.


So, I eat my skin. 

That test tommorow, that's why

My in-laws coming over, that's why

Going to my job interview, that's why

Cleaning my room, that's why


Everyone with dermatophagia has an excuse. 

I do too.

But the reason we do it is from stress and anxiety.

Anxiety, that's why.

This poem is about: 


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