Writing and Reading

18 Sep

Sharing your writing with someone in its nascent form is like carving open your womb for them to inspect: You hold your breath and pray.

That they won’t: poke about with a sodden stick.

Won’t: Touch the tender bits.

Will: Notice that you’re inflamed.

And that, when done, they’ll hurriedly close the gaping wound and not tell you in agonizing detail about the tumors, the polyps, the cysts and fibroids, the bleeding cells, the lacerations, and the festering gunk they saw.

Hope. You can only hope. For once it is opened, it is owned by the sky. And you can only peer hiddenly from the shrunken margins of your own verse.

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11 Responses to “Writing and Reading”

  1. Phiroozeh September 19, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Your apt description of what it is like to share your innermost thoughts with someone came to this writer at the most opportune time. It helps knowing there are others out there doing the same thing, sharing their innards with the world.

  2. Aunty G. September 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    When one opens up like this
    It’s bane as well as bliss
    But pray, why hide
    The sky’s to glide
    Soar! Swing! Savor! Like chocolate Swiss!

  3. Aunty G. September 20, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    Bribery and corruption is what i’ll succumb to
    For bars of chocolate distributed by you
    For the ten comments galore
    You’ll have to buy the whole store
    Yes, am leaving now, you will not have to shoo!

  4. RS September 20, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    Oh! So beautiful!

  5. sukanya September 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    So apt OJ. Vulnerability comes with a price.

  6. ittakestime September 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    I hear you ..
    Each word picked and placed so aptly.. so beautifully!

  7. Rucy Ban September 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    Oh! I am on the edge the entire time I show my stuff to someone…and then I try (no,, really I do) real hard to not get defensive. PHew! It’s a hard life.

  8. Dancing Fingers Singing Keypad September 26, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    What a perfect description of literally spilling your guts out when writing!

  9. Orange Jammies October 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Phiroozeh: *hug*

    Aunty G: I would never shoo you away, Aunty G! See you again soon.

    RS, Sukanya, ittakestime: Thank you.

    Rucy Ban: I can’t afford to be defensive! But I know what you mean. πŸ™‚

    DFSK: Hah! I like the way you put that.

  10. Null Pointer October 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    smitten

  11. Orange Jammies October 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Null Pointer: Welcome. πŸ™‚ Just hopped over to your page and liked what I saw.

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