quintessence

quintessence s

who is it
knows my name, the sounds
I answer
to, who knows
how to call my thoughts, how to
cleave to what is not

my body,
who knows what was there
before bones
before blood,
what belongs only to me,
sacred, uncontained

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.

quintessence close up s

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