Malleable isn't the typical verbatim used in recounting skin. Epidermis: common, maybe even a formality: thin layer of tissue forming a barrier between anatomy and nature. what was it called when breached? Flesh, meat; exposed and vulnerable-- pulp. Grittiness clings to the negative connotations, like vultures drawn to the carcass. Raw savagery, frowned upon. Primal instincts, wronged when prided as carnal. Circles oscillate. Exposed to the true purpose for complex complexions-- a refuge for primeval's perpetual hibernation.