I Am the Egg Woman (ii)

The satisfying
thwack
of spoon
on eggshell

make it crack
peel away
the top

reveal the
white mound
ready for

scooping.
Spoon poised
then it goes in

like predator
with prey
struck helpless
and dumb

(Hannibal
Lecter
with one of
his victims)

dip into
the swimming yolk
not quite solid
yellow-edged
raw lava centre
relished on tongue
mmmmmmm

pure protein power
for pint-sized
proportions

I carefully
scrape out
and consume
every last remain

as if I’m eating
a tiny brain.

I admire
the hollow shell

somehow
still perfect
in its emptiness.

Tapering
ovoid
contains
the void.

What more
beatific form
exists
than this?

Nothing.

Nothing
whatsoever.

© N Nazir 2022

© N Nazir 2022

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79 thoughts on “I Am the Egg Woman (ii)

  1. sanaarizvi

    This is exquisitely drawn, Sunra 😀 I especially love the image of the; “raw lava centre relished on tongue.” Thank you so much for joining in the LIVE session 💝💝

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    1. Ha ha ha! Thank you, jdoublep! I’m so glad you feel it. Ovoid Void would be a great band name. So if I’m on rhythm guitar, what are you playing? I could do backing vocals if you’re singing? 😀 😀

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      1. 😂 Fantastic! Lead keytar!! Oh that would be a delight. The wahwah kazoo would be essential to the whole proceedings. Now I know you’re a growler! Ha ha. But I don’t know what an 808 is. I googled it and it came up with the Beastie Boys. Still, your comment has made my day, jdoublep ☀️

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      2. 😀 That was fun, jdoublep! Thank you, I had a good fiddle with that! Though I didn’t really know what I was doing but I got some good sounds out of it 🙂 I’ll have to play with it again some time.

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      3. Some people aim to live every week like it’s Shark Week. That’s good but too bloody for me. I aim to live every week like it’s So Whatcha Want? Week: “Cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce…”

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      4. Sounds like a nice combo. I’m not sure what you mean by Shark Week. Is that like going surfing when it’s too dangerous too but you just want to live on the wild side? Or is it being a bit of a gambler in life? Sometimes, life decides things for you if you can’t figure it out yourself. I find I have such trouble making decisions sometimes. It’s got worse as I’ve got older. I need a cure for overthinking!

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