Sunday, September 23, 2007

Shedding Skin

I slough the old, dead me
one layer at a time
Slowly exposing the person
I’ve always known I could be -
deep down inside of me
She’s hidden for so many years
Afraid to emerge into the day
Afraid of the stares, the scrutiny
of those who would tear and pick
at my fragile new skin
to find the weak
to get their poisons in, again

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