It's scaly under my love

by Amy Turn Sharp


It all started when I made a flippant comment to the lovely fluidpudding about her eczema and how it could be worse..it could be on her booty. Well, I now have my own private eczema and it is on my leg and my hand and my thass (that is my ass and thigh region that are joined like Pangaea to form super chunk). I am so sad. Mostly about it being on my hand. It is centered on my left ring finger and I want so badly to remove my wedding ring and coat my hand in Vaseline...but I only took my ring off that one time the firefighter had to cut it off when I was pregnant with my first son bc I had gained those 70lbs and all...I didn't like it. I am freaky and studied feminist theory and do not like to be told what to do...but I love to wear my ring. It makes me feel grounded. I have been married to this man for almost 9 years and for the first 5 years I wore only a simple platinum band bc we were avant garde and bought land with the money for a ring... I now have a lervly diamond ring but I just cherish that simple wedding band and the humble yet real beginning it represents. It just sucks that it itches like hell underneath all that good memory shit.
Anyone know some good remedies for eczema?