Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hard Nut Exposed







A cubicle of steel
containing thousands of
hardened nuts of thought
shake it
and they fend for themselves
in the battle
shake
crack
peel away
vulnerable
all the meat exposed
no matter the consequence
all of us
end there
a hard nut
exposing tender meat
to the environment
of those who would pick
shake
crack
peel away
vulnerable meat exposed

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012. 

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29 comments:

  1. nice..think it's good to crack and peel those layers to get to the meat, it's powerful and the mind gets soft for new thoughts...even though it makes us vulnerable and something in me shouts: risk, risk! but guess it's worth it..

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  2. I do think to get to know anyone we have to expose the soft flesh, anything less is superficial, isn't it? Yes, it does leave us vulnerable though.

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    1. That it does! Thank you for the read and comments!

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  3. i just wish at times they would not chake the box so hard...all us nuts left to fend for ourselves...smiles...

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  4. Good to peel the layers to get to the meat :)

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  5. I like the repitition... and some of those nuts can be hard to peel.

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  6. That's cool - "shake it and they fend for themselves in the battle" ... they are brought to life! all of those thoughts. :)

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    1. Sometimes I feel like those thoughts just rattle around in there!

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  7. Some of us have learned to harden our skin, specially when we have sad and painful experiences of exposing our vulnerability~ Nice thoughts ~

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  8. Excellent analogy--almost makes you wince a bit from the cracking and shaking, a physical reaction. Enjoyed it, Audrey.

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  9. Love the layers to this, Audrey...hardened nuts of thought! :0)

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    1. Thank you Victoria--yes--there are layers and I am glad you caught that

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  10. I get the sense resitance is futile. Very thought-provoking write!

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  11. Nicely circled, in a nutshell

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  12. Excellent piece Audrey. Vulnerable…exposing tender meat to the environment. Wow, that says so much. Great read. Thanks

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  13. Makes the reader realise to see insight, the stripping has to progress, what lies underneath is always tender realisation, great poem love xoxo

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  14. Stripping away the hard casing ('cubicle of steel') to expose the meat inside ... vulnerability profoundly expressed in this piece.

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  15. Great metaphor! I will ponder it more later when I eat my pistachios... :)

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