A Skimping Shell

A single truth,

A truth entire, that words all fail to tell,

A single word,

To truth attached, as paltry, skimping shell.

That single word,

A single word no image can contain,

One single whole,

A thousand pictures try to hold in vain.

A single truth,

A single truth, ill-wrapped inside a name,

And all attempts

To speak or write or show it seem to shame

The truth entire.

You can find slightly more specific poetry here.

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