Blind Mole

Blind Mole

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

Nature Picture Library Naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber), digging  using teeth, captive. - Visuals Unlimited

Blind Mole                                                                                                                                                           
there are cracks in every
window and door              floors             roofs and
tunnels                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
burrowing time; smooths mud silk
along the halls
like the blinking ability of sight
an entitlement attitude                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
we are weary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
bombs flare rosettes and sunflowers     
effervescence of ginger poured recklessly 
spilling bubbles of opinion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
hawking hucksters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                         
Easier to fall into
the brackish dirge and
scarlet letter moaning
than rise                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

like blind naked moles 
scratching sidewalls slick with ease and petulance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

climbing out, the
sunlight    will     burn 
even the sensing of moles


11/8/2020
E.

© 2020 Einstein Noodle


Author's Note

Einstein Noodle

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Relating enlightenment and entitlements how we take sight our crucial sense we think to ourselves for granted. Never know how important something is until taken away in some freak accident. The apreciation of the Moles life is brilliant. The empathy for this delicate creature yet a nuisance species. My Dad is a superintendent of the golf course and hates these things. I heard once " When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.” You did that here beautifully and well penned. I loved the line " like blind naked moles
scratching sidewalls slick with ease and petulance
climbing out, the
sunlight will burn
even the sensing of moles." Fun fact Moles aren't completely blind. Their very small eyes are covered in fur and are hard to locate. They use a specialized scent sensor on the tip of their nose to locate their prey. Keep writing I've certainly enjoyed it. Sincerely your friend in writing and life

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

love your review Andrew ..you give me credit for way too much ... and thanks for sharing the mole t.. read more



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I liked the photo and the good words shared my friend.
"like blind naked moles
scratching sidewalls slick with ease and petulance"
Sometime good to find a safe place than tempt the sun. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

yes ... love how you put that John ... the sun can scorch no doubt about it. ... thanks for taking t.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

Maybe my friend and you are welcome my friend.
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

;) ..........................
Ha! what a thought Mr. E! I really wonder how your mind find these thoughts and turn them into brilliant words like this. how many blind moles are there in this world? dwelling in ignorance or fear, instead of building their tunnels up, they build it in the same direction, nothing to add nothing to change and no well to explore and learn.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

why thank you! that's Beauregard .. Wonder Dog #2 ... Bella his auntie was #1 .. she passed a year a.. read more
Light

3 Months Ago

I told Margie the other day that I do read but I don't review like I used to do before, sometimes I .. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

thank you for your compassion Light .. oh... just pick any one of them you haven't read ;) yes ... i.. read more
I find it fitting that your poem was written shortly after the 2020 election in the USA, becuz we're still crawling around in dim tunnels, barely being able to see or distinguish what the hell is going on beyond the cracks & crumbles of our beloved habitats *smile* Even tho we are on opposite sides of some things, Gene, I suspect we might agree that there's a whole bunch of stark raving blindness that's keeping our country from moving onward & healing or making progress (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

Actually I wrote this before the election ;) Nothing so blind as those who refuse to see eh!? I don'.. read more
The beginning of this made me giggle on the inside. I remember when I was little and found out about naked mole rats. I thought it was the funniest thing ever, but you turned this into something brilliant.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

ahhahah yes .. such an odd creature .. thanks for stopping and nice to meet you ... i will stop by y.. read more
light and ashes

8 Months Ago

You're welcome!
O h my what a hideous
looking thing the mole
is..is this what we've
become tethered to
a chain like existence
hidden in darkness

I think we feel like
the mole looks, yet the
dreadful feeling within
our very core being
is so.much deeper
and we bend to the
ugliness which you
so aptly applied within
this allegory write
you made us see
the light or *not*
through the blind
mole the desperate
situation we all share

Superb piece here Mr. E

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thank you so much Fran .. your review is so kind and very encouraging for me .. thank you!!!
.. read more
Right now I find myself burrowing through this dark hole feeling pandemic walls
closing in as I try to claw my way through the madness.
Maybe it would be better not to see...once out of the hole, maybe there will no longer be a sun.
And if I have darkness anyway...the clouds just won't matter.
But I'm digging anyway.

such a thoughtful piece of work...allegorical in nature and spot on with truth.
j.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thanks always for reviewing my stuff jacob ... i appreciate the sensitive read .. and take on this o.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

8 Months Ago

you are one of the poets on this site who gives so much...and should receive more.
and your w.. read more
Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

ah .. you have blessed me this morning jacob .. thank you .. and back at ya without doubt :)
Sometimes, just sometimes, we don’t come across too well when compared to much of anything else. I do wonder what Mr Mole and friends would think of our goings ons of murdering anything that doesn’t look or sound like us, tearing down their habitat for golf courses (yes, HIM) and generally being the number 2 pain in the a*s, just behind mosquitoes... and the mosquitoes have demanded a recount.
For all we have and what we do with it, they must think our main thing is to take rubbish from stores and move it to home, then bin, then dump... a most peculiar race indeed.
And here’s wee Moley, dogging the foundations, designing and furnishing, with not a single YouTube how to do tutorial in sight.
I wonder if they have a poetry site full of poems about how hard it is to be a moe and the peskiness of humans 😀

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

ahahahaha i don't know, Lorry! i bet there is somewhere ;) i agree .. humans can too quickly and eas.. read more
A very interesting poem dear E. It brought to my mind our likeness to blind moles. We humans are sightless and so sensitive to light, especially that of truth. Weary and always prone to err. I enjoyed this poem and the picture so much!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

yes .. that is it exactly .. the truth .. can be frightening but oh so needed for each of us .. to b.. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

8 Months Ago

You are so welcome my friend :))))))))
Nicely written! I also like the song (the video was cool to watch as well). I like how you blended the blind mole-rat with your meaning and feelings about life (is what I got from this poem). I read it twice because I liked it and I'm sure I'll remember the song. tyfs

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

top o' the mahrnin to ya Cyprian! so glad we crossed paths .. it has been a while .. i am so happy y.. read more
This is a great allegory for how most of us feel... our hearts are buried underground like the mole, but someday we emerge on the other side with sunlight and joy in our lives...that would be a gift of great magnitude! I loved this poem, really thoughtful and well written.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thanks Betty .. i feel pretty gratified that you like it ... and love your positive conclusions .. o.. read more
Betty Hermelee

8 Months Ago

true, but moles can see the "light" too!!
Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

yes.. they can .. not truly blind in reality. nor deaf .. tho oddly they have no auditory "holes' to.. read more

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