The Skin Of A Man

You wouldn’t know it by looking at him, it takes a moment to
see past the tall, bulging, manly body.
If you sit and watch for a moment though, you
will see…he even walks with insolence.

I know he ripped off his father’s skin to wear over his own;
an attempt to disguise his refusal to grow into the skin of a man!

He awakes with the sun, like a man would do,
taking care of his daily
chores. He is groomed; he feeds himself well.
He balances work with pleasure to just the right degree.

At each angle, he looks the part. I trusted him
to play that role heroically, to stand as tall as his
body does.

But his body is a Man that a boy has not grown into yet.

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7 thoughts on “The Skin Of A Man

  1. “But his body is a Man that a boy has not grown into yet.”

    THAT is an amazing line. You get it!

    Thank you for following my blog, too. I will do the same!

    – Julie

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