Mish at dVerse has invited us to write a quadrille (44 words) on the subject of peel.
“We are all engaged in the task of peeling off the false selves, the programmed selves, the selves created by our families, our culture, our religions.” Anais Nin
A Peel To Life
Thin, worn metal strikes at flesh
seeking linear planes,
a redemption of flawed living,
smoothing the blemishes of
disappointment, the scratches
of indulgence so neatly scored,
circumcising the fibre of experience
for the juice of possibility,
sacrificial peeling to the
gods of new life.
©Paul Vincent Cannon