Naked Under Clothes

Under coat and jacket
under cap and scarf
under sweater and jeans
under boots and socks
under shirt and briefs
my body remembers bareness

My hair remembers
     being blown in the wind
My shoulders remember
     no weight of coat or pack
My feet remember
     resting on soil and grass
My loins remember
     freedom from belts
My skin remembers
     the feel of sun, wind and water

So even in deep winter’s chains
I remember freedom
and my flesh rejoices

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