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  • Writer's pictureAlice Wyatt

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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fattymoon
26. Jan. 2022

Exceptional! I'm tackling much the same scenario this morning, but darker.

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buddecarlson
buddecarlson
25. Jan. 2022

Whoop! Good one. There is panic in saying too much, exposing too much but if love is the return, it's worth it.

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