Bio Note: I always wanted to write the great American novel, to unleash upon the world a story so completely amazing that the only possible explanation would be that it came from the gods. Somewhere along the line, my Muse took me by the elbow and said, "Poetry matters more. Write." So I try to write poetry that doesn't offend the gods. Also, I'm a big fan of M.A.S.H.
Shucking the Oyster
Under any other circumstance, I’d have given up, thrown in the proverbial towel, waved some scrap of white sail hoping that the other side would be understanding of it all. When I say “it all” I’m talking about my special way of starting any endeavor at all with a measure of gusto normally reserved for ship christenings, before I sink low in defeat. But today, in a rare show of resolve, I did what I had set out to do, and now, having impressed my wife, something I had not set out to do, I sense the world is my oyster. Well, maybe it’s not “my” oyster, but I’m filled with hope that a pearl awaits, the universe’s way of congratulating me.
©2023 Nate Jacob
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