By Kathryn Jones POETIC JUSTICE

Why This Need To Blend Into A Normalcy That Doesn’t Exist

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BY KATHRYN JONES

Who is your camouflage for?
What are you hiding from?
Why this need to blend into a normalcy that doesn’t exist?

We mask what is real
continuing to put on layer after layer
as we pretend to be something different.
Each skin remaining as a new one is donned over the top
and eventually, their weight becomes a burden too heavy to bear.
Immobilized by the cumbersome task of keeping up appearances,
but for whom?

Soon they begin to peel,
bursting and cracking after one too many have been applied
and they reveal mismatched layers of this facade you have created.
The original flesh is so deeply buried,
having not been allowed to be seen in so long
that when you have finally reached that precious layer, you don’t recognize it.
You discard it with the rest, forgetting to nourish this beautiful layer of truth.
So, who is your camouflage for?

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Kathryn Jones

Kathryn Jones is a writer and a yogi living in Austin, Texas. Growing up as a gymnast, Kathryn learned how to use her physical being as a vessel to express her message. She tapped even further into those roots as she began regularly practicing yoga, noticing the movements of her practice often led to the idea and creation of written word. Kathryn’s writing is that of discovery and re-discovery, taking the time to listen and go inward to create work from a place of deep authenticity and truth. She hopes to encourage others to approach their truth with a willingness to be vulnerable, and that in doing so they will find strength. Fueled by coffee and kombucha, Kathryn can typically be found inverting on her yoga mat, riding her bike around the city, or being taken on a walk by her giant golden retriever. You can connect with Kathryn on Instagram.

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