From a distance skin has an angelic surface. From up close it
Looks like a terrain seen from the air, flying a plane. Magic comes
From distance, not from nearness—if we consult the eye. A baby’s
Features turn right geologic as we magnify the view and
Thus descend to levels where almost invisibly tiny hairs
Become the stark, rough, woody, all too grown-up trunks of massive trees.
Picture of human skin courtesy of MinResco.com here.Picture of human hair courtesy of Nickyssalon.com here.