Wrapped in a blanket
as soon as you were born
that was the day
when they put your heart on mute.
Piling layer over layer on your skin
you mastered the art of the human exoskeleton
Safely tucked into your cage
The more protected,
the more afraid.
Clinging on to your emperor clothes
You forgot what was underneath all along:
A skin gasping for light
Emotions boiling out of sweaty pores
An animal, who doesn’t know what it is
Until one day you lifted up the armour
And had a sneak peak
And you saw the animal
And you saw the heart
And you cried,
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And that was a beautiful day when I cried, Naked. 🎈❤️
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Ohhh, I felt that.