Claw pierces flesh
And rips through layers of fat and muscle.
Tears capillaries in twain
While absorbing my blood.
It drinks in my cells
While the liquid oxidizes for the few moments it feels the air.
Claw is cleaned
Blood mysteriously vanishing.
Fat melts back together.
Capillaries clot and join
So as to spill no more pathogenic juice.
Where does the blood go?
Where does the air between my cells go?
How is the hole in my flesh refilled?