Facing

Cloth-wrapped packages

A pleasure to receive

The cloth-wrapped world

This æther

We are of it

I am from it

The gifts of skies

Wrapped in clouds

Mauve

Taupe

Dreams

& reveries

What Saturday

Brings more

Activity

These days

Quarantine

A determinant

Of many things

I don’t resent

I value

The safety we

Build

Wrapping cloth

Masks

Eyes speaking

Faces

A belief

In the future

Of everything

Weekdays we

Make our way

In new ways

Cloth

Paper

Elastic

Life

Art & music

Patience

Cloth-wrapped

Bodies

Eternally

Facing

The possibility

Of making

Anew

Textures of

Things

We weren’t

Expecting

© Niliema Karkhanis


For Marlon’s 7 minute micro-poetry writing challenge


Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash


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