Layers

this is about us. the layers we come in. how after a couple months. depending on closeness or comfort. we shed. revealing skin. soft like cotton candy. skin. rough to touch. and as the days hum into months. we unravel. layer after layer. slowly. quickly. slow ly. then it stops. and we are down to slivers. it ends. and we are naked. so we begin a journey back to old places. picking up. and putting on. again and again. buckling and smoothening. only to take them off for someone new.

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8 thoughts on “Layers

  1. At first I didn’t notice the Nayeerah Waheed influence. Then I saw it on rereading.

    I like how you’re making simplicity not sound null and bland like many others will. You’re making simple pregnant with meaning. The reader’s mind is the labour room. Well done Esther.

    Lekan.

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