Shell of Herself


Curled ferociously into herself

Protecting vulnerable center

Scuffed whorls hide inner shimmering light


Battered by the buffeting onslaught

Demeaning ebbs and degrading flows

She fights against the swallowing tides


Inswept upon a ravaging wind

Hollowed carcass held gently to heart

Compassion breathed into spiraled soul

3 thoughts on “Shell of Herself

  1. Found it. Thank you for trying the challenge. I’ll link for next challenge which will likely be written on Thursday or Friday. If you edit this post and add the tag “ninefold” I’ll be able to find it more easily on Thursday.


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