Skin and surrender

Kirstin Vanlierde
Nov 27, 2019 · 1 min read
© Inaya photography

for years, I have reached higher
sought the thinner strata
of sense and spirit and learned
to apply myself to their call

now, I am diving under
the covers, wandering between
the cracks of lime, the lines
of soil, the roots of world

there is nothing left to hide
the animal within, the breathing
soul that knows every wall
built to contain will kill

I have nothing left to offer
but skin and surrender
to the laws of that which is
much greater than any of us

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