Curving perfectly around bones and veins and vessels and things
it grows, self-heals, and is resilient
keeps innards dry, yet gets wet happily

So soft at youth, so telling with age
it has color - color that in some minds separate
while others rejoice from the variety and beauty

People are covered by it
a joy to touch when love is involved
bless those doctors who must touch to heal, even when decrepit

Defies full understanding
in millennia colors adjust as needed - for climate
this age, hues preposterously and shamefully build barriers



- artwork by Francis Bacon
- mailed to New Jersey -