Raw

A poem

Brooke Ramey Nelson
Apr 24 · 1 min read
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Anniversary Dinner —
42 Years.

Rare.
Different.
Delicious.

Decades.

Spicy,
like tonight’s tuna,
puddled in
a splash of tzatziki sauce.

Blackened.
Burned,
just slightly,
around
the edges.

Poké?
No, more like
one long, continuous joust

— with
My Tastebuds

and

Our Emotions

— And with
Everything Else
that
Comes Close to Good.

For Me.
For You,
For Us.

Our Relationship.
And my
Choice.

Raw,
but cooked nicely.

Distinctive.
Luscious.
Well-seasoned.

Rich.

Brooke Ramey Nelson

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A Native Texan and Mizzou Journalism grad, Nelson has worked in newspapers, politics, PR and as a high school publications adviser and AP English teacher.

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A Native Texan and Mizzou Journalism grad, Nelson has worked in newspapers, politics, PR and as a high school publications adviser and AP English teacher.

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We curate and disseminate outstanding articles from diverse domains and disciplines to create fusion and synergy.

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