Unpeeling the Earth

The cogs
are clogged
and some screws
are loose
and the middle mechanism
is pretty much shot.

So he unzips her skin
burrows within
and wrenches free
a few feathers,
a dust bunny
and one
purple argyle sock
and then
tightens and
until he can tighten
no more.

Ozone layer be damned,
he’s starting with
the core.



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11 Responses to Unpeeling the Earth

  1. Perfect wording and profound conclusion, starting with the core. Awesome, De! 🙂

  2. Asni says:

    An interesting take on the image.

  3. neil reid says:

    I like! Perfect match. Wouldn’t this be lovely on the newspaper front page! Not just a gear but an eyebrow or two might be raised.

  4. Got to have a strong foundation, after all.

  5. Tess Kincaid says:

    You have to watch out for those socks…

  6. Helen says:

    Perfect! Tess is right about those socks ~ I’ve always wondered where mine go.

  7. Shawna says:

    Starting with the core. Nice. And I saw a little argyle in this one too. You must be on a pattern kick. 😉 Love “unzips her skin.”

  8. seingraham says:

    Great take on this prompt and to go with this very unusual pic … from the inside out … how lovely.


  9. Lindy Lee says:

    Excellent metaphor & imagery, including picture attached…

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