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new skin

by Cassandra Leigh

ivory hide in the hot summer sun
is the fiber of trial by fire,
the unmaking of the virgin
in study for the coming
solar storm.

new skin, after the slough, a mighty
armor, quenched and queued
yet delicate in bloom.

summer season sanctuary
phoenix rises,
blazing brass of young blood,
teeth bared at the zenith, a
great and terrible beauty.


Posted on 06/04/2013
Copyright © 2021 Cassandra Leigh

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 06/12/13 at 11:01 PM

Colorful combination of humanity and animal. There's always great poetry in skin, armor, as you've so aptly conveyed here.

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