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.
a ghost in a shotgun (a
tear on the floor)
they thought we were
he’s off to war.
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 "Green and Gold", a 1920 painting by Henry Scott Tuke
Second image is Erastes and eromenos kissing. Tondo of an Attic red-figured cup. at The Louvre