how does it work?

i touch my cool hand to the aggravated skin on my cheek and i imagine the acne curling up into little rolls the way paint comes off when you rub your hand against your other hand or whatever other body part or surface the paint is located if it is the kind of paint which comes off easy like that—acrylic

i imagine as i move my fingers across the fresh mountains and dark scar valleys that both remove theirselves from the surface of my face the same way air bubbles eject themselves from the surface of my leg where they’ve accumulated for the last twenty minutes under the water while i’m taking a bath