May 02, 2020

Cracks of Time and Walnuts by Marcia Lee Laycock

Cracks of Time and Walnuts
by Marcia Lee Laycock
Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash

Cracks of time
to pry words
from air
from my heart
my soul

I need a tool
to break them free
like a nutcracker
breaks a walnut
reveals the chambers
the morsels, meat
I use a slim
digger to excavate
the goodness

Cracks of time
allow for foraging
gathering the bits
into my palm
a satisfying mix
set aside
for later
when time allows
for more
walnuts tossed
into a satisfying salad
of words


  1. Ahh, the words of a poet! Thank you, Marcia.

    1. You are most welcome, Alan. Thanks for commenting. It makes me feel less lonely. ;) m

  2. Love this!! I’m looking forward to that salad.


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