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(un)Molt

Homo Sapiens
Is the one species
That can shed its skin
For the time being
Then unmolt again

The superficial
Stripping and donning
Of blinds and costumes;
The coy play of masks –
Only metaphor

We unbind, unhinge
Unfilter and break
In moments of need.
Step forward, and back
To primal beings

When at last laid bare,
Raw, exposed, wanting,
Know the discarded
Membrane is in fact
Our humanity

Etiquette peeled off.
Civilization
And inhibitions
Dropped by the wayside
To pick up… later

How is it, after
These blazing moments
We manage return;
Willfully submit
To re-cocooning?

Reason. At what cost?
To be rebottled ,
Wound back up again.
Put masks back over
Our fierce, true visage.

Will there come a day
We’ll refuse return,
Stay wild, emergent?
I ask myself this
Each day I’m with you.

About Monocle

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6 comments on “(un)Molt

  1. paul1510
    April 19, 2012

    Raz,
    a very deep thought, very well expressed in poesy.
    Paul.

  2. vanillamom
    April 19, 2012

    so intensely moving.

    “our fierce, true visage”

    what a lovely line, that.

    we put a mask over that…at what cost? (to avoid scaring the children? :) the neighbors? )

    i loved this, Raz.

    nilla

  3. ladygrinsoul
    April 21, 2012

    Wow… this is really beautiful. Gorgeous, affecting words. Nice work Raz.

  4. Anonymous
    April 22, 2012

    This is both powerful and beautiful. Thank you.

  5. Anonymouse
    April 22, 2012

    Heartachingly beautiful.

  6. saritaparthers
    May 1, 2012

    very beautiful and well written. reminds me of a poem written for book “tick tock” by dean koontz. it speaks of the shedding of skin for a different reason; freedom & free choice. well done.

    p.s. i would like to be able to read what is labeled under the Obsidian Lens. may i please have a password?

    thank you.

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