Memorable writing that sparks imagination. Lean in. Hear the writer’s voice on the page.

Simply A Shoot

Aug 22, 2022


Memorable writing that sparks imagination. Lean in. Hear the writer’s voice on the page.

Simply A Shoot

By Jane Person

I was born a sweet onion

my core protected by layers of peel

 

As the brown dry layers peel off, a stink

surrounds.  Eyes water

 

There will be more

down to my core

 

Under the faucet dirt and grime

the externals simply slide off

 

There will be more

down to my core

 

Tender layers peel

a bulb thinner, lighter

 

There will be more

down to my core

 

Fear.  What will be left of me?

A little voice coaches—Just peel.

 

There will be more

down to my core

 

Protecting peels now gone.

Left a small, green shoot.

 

There is more

down at my core

 

The person, me

The small shoot unmasked

Free from disguise

Perhaps free at last

Jane Person, who has lived in Petaluma since 1986, is on the third leg of her Triathlon—Aging while trying to shuck the protective layers.  Run, Jane, run.



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