Appearance

Wrapped in the shreds and tatters
Available to any who search, the
Smell is strong and turning away
Is the first thought, yet somewhere
Underneath this unlikely bundle
Stands the gift if the ages, we
Only need to stand and open our
Hearts to this unwanted consideration
Because we have all stood in this
Spot, praying to be loved and
Taken in as unacceptable as we
May appear, we are asked once
Again to trust and open once
More ourselves to the treasure