Nakedness is a metaphor for openness. It is what poets must be if they are to guide and lead. We are the feelings for those who have lost theirs; the inspiration for the uninspired. I suppose there are distinctions between nakedness and nudity, but who cares. The words take on different meanings according to context. It is indeed clothinglessness; openness, exposure‚ and at its heart honesty. Truth. Which is the soul of poetry. The words of poetry are merely the artifice; the clothes.
She is said to carry a wooden box
instead of a basket, the one who appears
when you lay to waste
Beware the smiles of kind old men,
the brownstone flipped and paid in cash,
the "Yes we can!" yelled yet again,
the winners of the market crash.
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Cover image is Susitna Glacier, Alaska, a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center image from 2009
Second image is an unattributed stock photo