Flayed Skin

In the short days of winter

Illuminated scrolls of peeling bark,

Flayed skin of trees,

Papery, flaky patches,

Unravelling shiny ribbons

Of silver and white,

Glow amber and mahogany

Translucent,

Backlit by setting sunlight.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Flayed Skin

Image found on http://www.thetimes.co.uk/

 

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