Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 06/10/20

Stripping Off

They started carefully
gently teasing out small pieces
so not to damage what lay beneath.
It was seductive work
like a striptease
or a cut piece
a revelation
little by little.
Later on though,
they became blasΓ©
tearing off longer strips
wanting a speedier exposure.

Thus the damage was done.

And one deep scar revealed
another layer beneath.
So they began again,
carefully at first
then scraping
and ripping
off strips
in their haste for exposure.
But still, the wall refused
to give up its secrets.
Still, the wall refused
to reveal all.

Β©2020 Lynn White All rights reserved.


Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes.

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