Armament

Updated: Jan 26

Writing by Hannah Burns. Illustration by Lucy Copeland-Tucker.

Morphing, murmuring

New flaps of skin form and fold over each

other

creating new thicknesses to our outer shell

padding, hardening, protecting yet also

hurting –

making the distance greater.


Our soft original self, all naïve and tender like

the velvety underbelly of a small animal becomes

-enclosed –

by the scales which grow with time, with experience and with words.


An evolution necessary yet grotesque

Striking the balance between vulnerability and guarding

Impossible.

Ever-moving, ever-morphing, ever-murmuring,

New flaps of skin form and fold over

each other



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