The Infrangible and Frangible
Capital Green Feast Round paralyzed buds Each swallowed instinctively an ice cube. Unripe spring With crystalline leafy edges And their numb necks snapped From stalks and serve as Foot pedestals for little cabbage-heads. The penalties of disharmony are Assembled like guilty lumps-- A cemented jumble--No matter! Break the frozen chains inside Their mugshot sealed pouch Facedown onto white conductive porcelain. A short walk of relegation onto the Final glass block--a turntable; Shut the portent door; Press 5-3-0 and ‘Start’! View expectantly through the impenetrable-tempered window; A hum of fateful rays bouncing, dancing, Permeating consciences spinning inside. Beep-Beep-Beep... A long sighing snip and release of pented wisps, Lifting the weight; Survey the upended display-- A bowl of reckoning Like decapitated delectables. Bitter yet the treat With every dashed-salt and Dabs-of-righteous noshing. The Fragility of Goodness Unequal love in a father’s controlling clasp like duplicitous parental shackles cinched Around facsimile ankles conscripted under Obedience. The compliant younger conceded allegiance which protects as for preferred prized culled cattle while callous to rightful sibling seniority and disharmony. The autonomous elder dissented to paternal commands about Conformity producing natural puerile protest--even cows prefer jazz--the imposed collective recreation deemed a constrictive bore. Perceived as contempt and disrespect Provoking a silent venomous visage-- Father unleashes intolerance to first-born defiance, crushes childish courage; the mere intimidating glance as surging thunder signals imminent violent reprimands. Fraught with implicated treachery, Dejected from exercising opinion, Denied of flair and genius of precocious endownment, Frowning feeble shoulders deflate in defeat, evincing the Sucking away of raw enthusiasm as from his meager figure. The elder’s scurrying tootsies flee from his offensive rebellion; Distressed and tortured like a repelled calf; not even the Intervention of the father’s elder sibling can unburden the yoke of a nephew’s yearning of fatherly approval. The unintended consequences of cruelly displayed displeasure devastates as inflicting strife that deprives promise from purity; the fragility of tender goodness unvalued and bullied into obsolescence.
Emily Chen is an endeavoring emerging writer pursuing writing late in her career under various pen names while on adventures abroad.