crumpled


a ball

squashed into a mass

of paper mess

trying to be at peace

and yet

crumpled

again and again

pressed into this mass

hopeful

that the story is still clear

enough to appreciate

crinkles

from the last time

crumpled

it’s happening again

that feeling

the need to uncurl

unfurl

reveal

now just as crinkled

as before

this time

less noticeable

with damage already done

easier

the uncurling

it’s easier

appreciating the crinkles

they do not mar

the exciting story to be told

no need to be straightened out