Welcome to my Fragile Center

Jul 26, 2022


a poem

A caterpillar with a green sheen and translucent looking body is on the move. The middle of its body looks like an upside down “v” as it inches along a green blade of vegetation.
Photo by Egor Kamelev from Pexels

Pull back the veneer of masculinity,

dissolve the bravado and confidence,

fissure the walls that surround,

soften the resistance,

inspire calm and being,

welcome to my fragile center.




Librarian and Information Specialist by day. Queer writer of poetry, sensuality, personal experience, and health by night. Instagram @tolbert_on_medium #BLM✊🏿