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A seed is lots
wider inside
than it looks.
Consider the less
than ample
starting size
of popcorn,
or touch-me-nots:
in each example
secrets to hide
without circumference
to keep the seal.
Consider what means
mother nature has
to disclose at the seams.
What certain books,
rank offenses are
about, the smell
of this, a touch
of that, the puff
of fear you feel
jackknifing a cloud.
A skin so thin
will not contain
its sense. Just
get it hot enough
& listen: once
its inside’s out
you’ll never stuff
the stuff back in.