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June Challenge: “Walking on Eggshells” (1 Viewer)

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The prompt for this month's challenge, as chosen by TuesdayEve and Firemajic is Walking on Eggshells

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Eggshells Always Crack

No matter how they fall
under light footed smiles and lowered eyes
dodging martini mood swings
and sideways lies
landing is the hard part

The egg cracked this morning
between a cordial nod and buttered toast
shattered white bits between my toes
and the cat took off ‘round the corner

Barking dogs couldn’t stop the fight
broken promises and defiance ignite
a furied father’s untempered right
milk puddles the table

Invisible, silent good byes
hurriedly reach the door
shadowed by relief once more
eggshells beneath my feet

Broken eggshells
bore the story
about the milestones.

Toughest milestone :
visibly - invisible
turned visibly - unacceptable
and there followed his journey
of endurance as
every internal cell
diverted energy
to the aims : survival and growth.
The lonely plant,
in the big desert
where seeds from nowhere,
popped shoots
through hidden layers
and the greenery flourished.
The milestone "Noticeability" achieved.

He looked at meadows
aged like desert
and made glaciers melt,
for rivers to originate
and flow there.
The milestone "Wider Acceptability" achieved.

His journey continues
like milestones for many.

These broken eggshells
carry an avatar's story,
born from invisibility.


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