Shedding Dark

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