Shrink Wrap

We clothe ourselves in it,
from the inside out,
trying to keep
it together.
Protecting.
Preserving.
Preventing.
Confining.
Compressing.
Constricting.
Our path futile –
from there to here,
from then to now,
potentials never
to be fulfilled,
lest we disrobe
our perceptions.

© Literary Remains

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