Nutritional content

Write about what you know (they say)

Read everything you can (really)
Nutritional content on the cornflake packet
Wondering if I will ever get it.

Not the white picket fence (metaphor)
for foolish assumptions of a youthful
mind in overdrive to nowhere, joyriding.

Who designed the streams?
Meandering through our primary landscape
Collecting up the bright, light, high functioning
to glide, ride without the need to hide
Letting the slower, dreamy, underdeveloped sink
softly downwards towards the special silt.
Foundation papers, vocational values
‘anything above a U counts’
But what about YOU.

Sometimes one gets the chance to climb
A mountaineering feat up sheer faces of
or those that choose to let go
bumped along the bottom
in the flow, until maybe
one door left ajar, is flung open
and we stand in awe!
Still dripping insecurity, disbelief
that this is really happening
‘Pinch me please, I must be dreaming’

Zero degrees outside the bachelor’s club
The only doctors are wearing stethoscopes
Or busy flying time curves in the tardis.

But to be the first woman (small world)
In over a century of testosterone
Brings a smile all of its own

Write about what you know (I did)


4 responses to “Nutritional content

  1. Not your usual style, Abi, but an intriguing write nevertheless … a sort of mild slam that I reckon will sound really good when spoken. I sensed it all revolved around a cluster of thought processes you’d had during your working day that caused a positive rush of words to flow from your ‘pen’? I like the realness of it … I can sense the you of you in it … it’s about you, it’s honest & it’s raw enough to touch/smell/see. Really good to see you writing your self ‘just as it comes’ 🙂

  2. Interesting write, Abi…and I agree w. Peter…not your usual style…I particularly like the stanza that begins “sometimes you get a chance to climb…”

  3. Woah, this is some departure, but it should definitely be performed, Abi. There’s so much in here, it’s going to take me several readings even to begin to take it in! Could this be teamed up with my mate Mazzi’s Progressive House style backing music, I wonder … 😉

  4. This is performance ready! I agree it’s not your usual style,but do any of us have a usual style? Go with it, if it needs saying-say it! Every new idea is a progressive leap somewhere

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