Under the stars, under the sea, under the tree with the red and yellow leaves
Under the wind whistling through the barn, under the moon round – golden and orange
Under the breath, screaming whispers
Under the stares, shooting glares
Under the covers, shaking fear.
Under the spite, deep scars.
Under the hotdog, mustard dropping on my new pink shirt
Under the stain, heart beating pain
Under the pain, resting peace.
Under the light, beaming truth.
Under the tangles, hanging pearls.
Under the mask, smiling little girl.
Under the veil, roaring courageous woman.
Underneath it all, me.
Unveiled and untangled.