• Claire Kellet

The Case Our Soul Inhabits

by Claire Kellet

Inspired by Seven Views of Naked Man and Two Women at Outdoor Shower by Walker Evans


The body

round or rigid

soft or sturdy

need not be vulnerable bare


Surrounded by a crowd or in solidarity,

the human case our soul inhabits,

displays

more than the survival of our race


the humanity community honors sexual energy


noticing the separation between

emotional nakedness pared with

physically bareness


Comparing the expression of simply the raw body


Tan lines describe the days before


As water splashes cleansing the body it also purifies the mind


Embarrassment, jealousy, and materialism wash down the drain along

with the filth developed throughout the day


Laughter and smiles like a blooming daffodil transfer the energy


Something once considered odd and sinful by a poisonous society

transformed to a serene, rich, and loving connection


Rickety and worn wooden walls shielded the healed consciousness from a

frivolous world


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