Spotted Wool

This single mammal,

was raised

as a ____ lamb.

But over the years that ___ness changed

into something else.

.

The lamb visited many schools and

each school

sought to dye the lamb’s wool

its own personal shade of personality.

.

Each location

tried to pull the wool

over the sheep’s eyes

in one way

or another.

.

After leaving each of the locations,

the sheep,

would go and cleanse in the native waters

of its homeland,

trying to look presentable.

.

But after each year,

each time the sheep bathed,

a little less of the dye

would be washed away.

So the sheep

became a spotty sheep.

~

Now, at each new potential place of belonging,

the sheep searches for

a herd of sheep

that match its wool patterns.

.

A herd of sheep

it can talk openly with.

A herd of sheep

with whom it can belong and migrate with.

.

But year after year,

this is becoming harder and harder;

too many changes

and too many flocks.

Will this sheep

ever find

a doppelgänger?

.

Or has the sheep been searching for

the wrong thing

this whole time?

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