Skin

slough the dried and done
the tender and new, revealed
touch, be touched, and feel

12 comments:

mad said...

I dig your site! Sorry I can't stick around longer, but I gotta go rob a bank or something. But I'll be back!

floreta said...

this shows give and take which is important..

Amias said...

You are so right, sloughing can be very revealing --- especially body scrubbing. The skin is so new and fresh ... just right for touching.

SandyCarlson said...

Such a great poem for the new year! Oh, to accomplish this!

Deborah Godin said...

True on several levels of life!

KiteHorse said...

cicada

glassine eye shields glint
pork rind armor's left behind:
one fat raindrop falls

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, a multi-layered haiku! It surely lends itself to many thoughts (and goals). Love it!

Beth P. said...

the little nerve endings all saying 'hurrah, you've freed us'!

Happy tender-new year!

spacedlaw said...

It's al about exploration and discovery.

gautami tripathy said...

Very aptly put!

frenzied entropies

And please do visit the Poetry Train being run each Monday!

fourwindshaiga said...

So true!

abz said...

I love your blog!! It's definitely going on my blogroll. :) This poem is so beautiful and refreshing, especially for the New Year. I like it a lot.