Skinned Alive

Like Mother Earth, our skin is multilayered

and it is essential to our existence.

Skin promotes touch sensation,

maintains body temperature regulation,

provides harmful elements protection…

Like Mother Earth, our skin is both precious and frail.

Parts of us are thick-skinned

and like mountains not much bothers us –

difficult to get under the skin.

Parts of us are thin-skinned

and like sacred ground are holy veiled –

comfortable in our skin.

Like Mother Earth our beauty

is more than skin deep…

mining and deforestation

cost us the skin off our backs –

windmills and solar panels

save us by the skin of our teeth.

Mother Earth co-creates with us

together we have skin in the game.

So, if we want to show some skin

and go skinny dipping with Her.

Let’s get the true skinny

and save our skin by reverencing Hers.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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