Benign Release

Encased in its hardened shell, it grows

Patience and time it’s lifeblood

Sitting in silence, waiting not wanting

No rush for air or breath of light

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Layer upon layer in time

A pearl of a different making

Not dangled on necks nor lobes

Weighing heavy, out of sight

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Carved out, released from hiding

Scars left behind in its wake

Benign whispers lay softly down

Dripping reminders of another day