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Shedding Skin

Poem by Tony Devlin

Poetry
 


Shedding Skin -
poem by Tony Devlin

It's so hard to cast off
This comforting hatred.

That holds us stoically in position;
Territories marked.
Boundaries defined.

Strong of arm and thick of skull we stand, Never giving an inch Clinging desperately to past glories and injustices.

Afraid
To step naked into the world,
And find out who
We really are.

 




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