24 x 24

hard shell,
bright lines,
iridescent glimmers of what can be
the hurt to hurt less.

evergreen saturation
pink new surface
jewelbox coated self
bake me in the sun
& watch me fade into warmth.

sediment at my feet,
smooth steps,
slow tread,

lacquered opalescence
I learned to breathe deep.
that is
how the resilient ones


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