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RC deWinter is a writer/digital artist whose poetry has been anthologized in “New York City Haiku,” (NY Times) and “Uno: A Poetry Anthology,” (Verian Thomas) and featured in print in 2River View, Pink Panther Magazine, Another Sun as well as in numerous online publications. She will have two pieces in print in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Down in the Dirt.


and now that darkness has
swallowed the sun
i sit
sifting what i can of
thoughts and words
losses desires

strained through a fine mesh of my own making
trying to separate what’s real
from what i’ve stained with my faulty ink

a near impossible task
how can one strip the self from the fabric
of life

suddenly i am very tired

i must own what i’ve made in ugliness and beauty
and wear it without shame

i will be judged by thousands of eyes
on a many headed hydra
none of which will see that garment
from the inside out

i must pray for mercy
not falling in a gentle rain
but sweeping on a swollen tide
to wash me clean

12 thoughts on “this skin i wear

  1. I love your works! I’ve been absconding from Gplus since a couple of years now, but was so thrilled to see your name (poem) in this edition!

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