Shedding Dark




take them off 
like ropa vieja 
these years
for Kala’s consumption
only 
to don others then
shedding those 
too in time 
and 
shedding time 
like dead skin

worming through all this life
forming through this and 
all that happens to it
a worn hole I call my self 

bare toes tracing circles
in the dust




Inspired by the Light of J.H. White