A crack in the wall

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Superficial has so many  applications, from scratches on the car to wounds on a person and even reputations and politics. Take as you will my comment on that word in the poem below: it was inspired by the crack in the wall pictured above.

Superficial  they said

Nothing to worry about

But big enough for the rot to set in

And the mould to flourish

Among the damaged particles.

Superficial maybe

But marred nevertheless:

Opening a pathway to decline

To the rot and challenge

Of degradation and replacement

With a different life form.

Beware superficial

Opening up the pathway

To becoming

Seriously damaging.

via Daily Prompt: Superficial