A Peel Like Yours

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A peel like yours

leaves nothing to the

imagination. It reveals

your soul-shape,

what you wear

under your game face

on market day. My

heart sees underneath,

to the freshly squeezed

fruit, the way you

drip with flavour

and leach nutrition

and satisfy my

thirst for

transparency.

 

 

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Cracks

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He plastered cracks

with thin veneer,

deflected scrutiny

with hollow jokes

.

to laugh the scars

away; but meeting

Love has peeled his

bark’s resources,

.

stripped bare his

polyurethane.

Terror and pleasure

co-mingle in this

.

tango, the steps

of which elude his

balance;  baring

all, he stands naked

.

and shivering, but

for the first time,

cracks are letting

the Light of life in…