Deep frown creases,
The crust kept nosy neighbors at bay.
upon his mantle
Chronicled joyful days.
Now, at his core,
Beats a fragile heart-
Pumping misery through his veins.
I have found that sometimes the crankiest people have unexpectedly caring hearts. I’ve been able to get past the crusty exterior on a few and found their gruff exterior was built to protect their hearts from further pain. The sad part is, loneliness caused a different kind of pain.
On to the weekend challenge. As you’ll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust. Give us 33 words from it. Interpret the prompt however you wish–literal, metaphorical, or somewhere in between.
If you’d like to try the challenge yourself, or read others’ interpretations of the prompt, you can check out Trifecta’s site by clicking on the tricycle picture in this post. I hope you have a beautiful weekend!