MAGPIE TALE: Peel Quickly
Careful as you peel,
you'll want to save each
layer to write your life's story along the way.
Don't waste time with onion skin that
requires too much time and tempts you to write
baroque fiction or overwrought tributes to your route.
Life is short. Truth comes in blips until you come to the core.
Don't worry about the smell embedded in your fingers.
Like all things, it will fade. But be sure to jot a line now.
It may already be too late.