No One Else
Can Shed Your
Skin For You

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You have nothing to do
I expect nothing of you
I hold myself to the light
It is only up to me
I cannot rely on your words
I do not need your wounds
I may want, I may reach
But when I stay open I see
It is only up to me
To choose to see stars
It is only up to me
To undress in the dark
And leave fabrics of fears
Clumped on the floor
They do not belong to me anymore
They do not belong to anyone
Though we sometimes try
We try to cover ourselves
Decorate ourselves to hide
But we will not flourish
The cloth is too heavy
You must shed them like a skin
Allow the first glow
To surround you again
Until the light surrounds you
Cleans you like a soft bath
Seeps into your pores
Cascades through your bloodstream
And escapes every breath
Spreading around you
It surrounds you
It is within you
You have nothing to do
I expect nothing of you
I hold myself to the light
It is only up to me

– SHILOW

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