Oyster

I am the fisherman
who plucked you from your bed,
an oyster in its shell,
closed up against the world.

There is darkness in you,
a single grain of sand
that broke in long ago
and burrowed deep inside.

I do not know whether
you took that intruder
and sculpted it, shaped it
into a perfect pearl.

Or chose to ignore it,
denied its existence,
allowed it to remain
untreated, infected.

Let me open your cage
and take a look inside,
to see what you have made
of the blemish you’ve borne.

And if there is no pearl,
I will devour your flesh,
discard the empty shell,
and dive for another.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 5th Aug 2018 15:51

Imaginative! The 'huge' message shot like a dart with great writiing skill. The ending is super.

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Sun 5th Aug 2018 11:45

I love the idea of this Joe. Great topic, well executed. Thank you.

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Joe Williams

Sun 5th Aug 2018 11:35

Apparently it's National Oyster Day today, so I thought I'd post this one. It's taken from my pamphlet 'Killing the Piano'.

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