“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”
~ Niccolò Machiavelli
a fine line in a marble statue
not deep enough to crack,
but penetrating enough to create a story…
or a vulnerability like a chink in a coat of armor
or strength of character
and trust in those who love you?
a fault line in the earth
reminding us of the fragility of our existence
and yet sturdy enough to walk on…
or indecision like a snowflake wafting in the air
or certainty that the world will continue
even when we falter?
a soft spot in an overripe peach
reminding us to taste, quickly, before it’s too late
and savor the sticky nectar dribbling down our chin…
or imperfection like a mountain range
erupting from a tranquil valley full of crevices and pitfalls
or offering a majestic view from the top?
January prompt-a-day from write alm – today’s prompt is weakness|strength