Tagged: husk

in the middle of

perhaps beneath all

perhaps beneath all
the layers of being human
is humanity –

it takes tremendous patience
to peel back much of the husk
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my mother carves

my mother carves
a winding
staircase into its
husk, peels
back each perfect
layer, and extracts
a tender shoot. when
she finally breaks
into them, the
gentlest music
skips between
the nodes

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