Already Naked

 Katherine van Schoonhoven

                                 Katherine van Schoonhoven                        

The fir tree’s bark
grows thicker with age
Drive a nail into a 200 year trunk
and you will not even touch wood
Just the accumulation
of ancient fashion

An old man’s skin
instead thins with time
Grows paler than the waning moon
which one night slips into the dark
We bury men in suits
so as to see them

“You are already naked. There is no reason
not to follow your heart.” ~ Steve Jobs


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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4 Responses to Already Naked

  1. nicely poetic analogue

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rivrvlogr says:

    “which one night slips into the dark” – Very nice.

    Liked by 1 person

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