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Castoff

February 4, 2019

I am shedding lives / sloughed off & let float out to sea / I cannot tell you that this is who I am / only that this is who I am right now // I have folded myself into every conceivable shape to suit the expectations of others / & still I was not enough // when finally I wash up naked on this shore / the sun burns away self-loathing / I watch it lift like fog as I drag raw skin across chattering stones / bathe old wounds in salt water / gift my self to the earth as sea foam or waves

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