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Dismantle Me

Dismantle me –
bones break inside.
Cages collapse
ego tries to hide.
from tower to none.
The birth of night
nudges me undone.
Interwoven myths
stories I have known.
Perfect patterns stitched
are suddenly unsewn.
Bone and cloth
structure and skin.
This armor held lies
which echo from within.
But now –
uncaged deceptions
dissolve in pure light.
Simplicity unwraps
truth and I reunite.
Writing anew
weaving heart and soul.
No bones, skin or ego
needed to become whole.
Break of dawn
unbounded and free.
A tower of heart
at once, I am wholly me.

Words by: Karen Kaye

Photo by: Arash Afshar

Model: Jennifer Lyons