The Process of Shedding My Skin

by Andrew Brown

Naked, outlined,

and called out,

I shrugged,

freeing, finally,

what had become strange to me.

I shivered, slightly,

in the resolute wind,

with the silky

going of it.

Watching the ribbon

rise, flutter,

before coming undone,

I grew gaunt, felt fantastic:

smiled, really,

for the first time,

hearing in the fading

flap, flap,

a distant applause.

Back to the Table of Contents

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Issue 7, Poetry

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s