If someone could slice through the layers of your life

I wonder what they’d find

Foundations layers of love and affection

Or layers of anger hate poverty and want


Sedimentary layers of good things that happened

Layers that can be shaped and formed into objects of beauty

Metamorphic layers born of  life’s heat and pressure

Leaving marbled layers of the past forever  fused on its face

Diamonds and gems over time become cherished beauty

Polished on many facets by love and care that came after

Igneous layers of fuming emotion exploding out of control

Seething from deep within expelled by injustices done

Revealing the hard times that shape and mold

Cooling slowly forming geodes of hidden crystals

Yes the layers in our soul are just like those in the rocks

Formed over millions of years of molding and change

Layers giving us character and value as we age


Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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