My Worst Habit

My worst habit? Picking at my face
As if I can tear off the blemishes
Instead I leave open wounds
Revealing my imperfections
In red spots instead of bumps
Still I try to take off the layers
That form as though new skin
Is hiding just beneath the scabs
The bumps will fade in and out
These scars will rise and fall
Skin heals slowly and surely
Yet it may stop doing it well
I spread healing ointments
Wash gently and not often
Trying for my true complexion

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