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Nutcracker of Love

Tough Nut




You’re a

tough nut

tumbled by trauma

skinned and scuffed


My only available tool

words

frank

astute

honed


pick at the smallest of openings

press in


You are seemingly

impenetrable

then


your brow arches

a smile

oh so slight

twitches your lips


One last thrust

and

you crack


A throaty laugh

escapes

a smile

oh, the unexpected sweetness

of

your smile


Our eyes meet

I

see

the

panic

but

also

the relief

of

being split wide open

soft insides

exposed

for me

to love









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