a Violent Naked

by Arthur Klepchukov

let’s lose our minds and morals and ourselves.
shed integrity and enemies, friends and figureheads, the future us,
the trusted parts, the known and certain patterns of the heart.
forget described disguise, the honest lies, the dreams inside,
the thoughts we hide from light.
take off this skin with all of it’s experience and all it knows,
take certainty and joy and the way we woe.
strip us of all these emotional clothes and
barb wire blankets that poke til we explode.
peel away layer after prayer to get at the heart of consciousness,
at desires innocent and not, at profound lust and loneliness,
at every fiber of humanity and breath and obvious.
e x h a l e every idea ever known until there’s only a you
so gorgeously unknown