Little to Say

brown and red wooden human face print decor

I am like a Russian Doll,

not the big one on the outside

with the glossy red and gold painted

designs hands love to rub—but one of the smaller ones

nested inside, hidden away, sheltered by those

more able to handle the handling:

I am more compact, take up

less room, able

to hold my breath


a virtue, perhaps, in other lands.

This poem appears in my latest book of poems called Roses in Winter and has nothing to do with the current political situation, only the interior battle we all wage to be heard and seen in life-giving ways, although perhaps this kernel is not unrelated to larger conflicts that cost real lives, although I am loathe to comment.

Published by Dayna E. Mazzuca

Contemplative Christian Poet, Author & Speaker

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