Simulated: A "Simulation" of a Nut

Some people swore I was crazy, a real nut job. What did they know about peanut butter? Yeah it was creamy, almost silky smooth around the edges – well, if it was regular blend. Don’t get me started on the crunchy variety; that stuff’s riddled with irrational undertones and endless possibilities for clinical discussion.

Speaking of clinical: they say that the reason so many kids develop an allergy to peanuts is due to the fillers used in modern-day immunizations. Now that’s crazy, if you ask me.

Why does it have to come down to a label? What’s in a label that by any other name wreaks more havoc than what’s rotten in the State of Denmark? Doesn’t a jar of mixed nuts provide more satisfaction for the consumer than any single, ordinary blend could ever dream of anyway?

So I’m a jar of mixed nuts. There are worse things, I suppose.

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Simulated: A "Simulation" of a Nut by 

Surrealist SIMULATION stream of “within the mind of” consciousness.

I’m a tireless spirit who strives to uncover humanity’s heartbeat through poetry & prose. My vision is to leave a legacy of words that will imprint a pathway for future generations. As a metro-Detroit writer & Solstice MFA in Creative Writing of Pine Manor College student, it’s critical I’m active & thriving in my community through multiple creative outlets. I’m Executive Editor of Pink Panther Magazine, which promotes multicultural art & poetry concerned with today’s feminist issues.

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  • G .
    G .about 4 years ago

    I can’t speak for anyone else… but I love mixed nuts!!

  • I miss your words, George! :) It’s so nice to be liked.

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • lilynoelle
    lilynoelleabout 4 years ago


  • :)

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryabout 4 years ago

    I’m so with this, Jenifer, that I must confer upon it:

    Love it! Congrats, Rusty

  • Rusty, this is like the icing on the cake of such an
    amazing day! Peanut butter flavor, of course. Thank you
    so much for the feature. :)

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • Lawford
    Lawfordabout 4 years ago

    Good thing you a jar of nuts. Otherwise you could spread yourself too thin, and that would be no good at all.

  • Indeed! Call me nuts, but I just love a good play on words.

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallabout 4 years ago

    How cool Jenifer! You have a way with words, very clever and funny!!! Congrats on your feature, well deserved!!!

  • Thanks Bob! It almost seems criminal to have so much fun
    and then be rewarded for it. Almost. ;)

    – Jenifer DeBellis

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryabout 4 years ago

    Better to believe oneself to be a jar of mixed nuts than to imagine that one’s hands are perpetually blood stained. I loved the Hamlet reference, but could not think of any way to acknowledge it when I posted the feature, which would not be forced. This is a very clever and light-hearted look at a problem that is all too often devastating. I know all too well; I’ve been swinging like a freaking pendulum in warp speed for the past month or so. It’s always refreshing to know that someone has enough of a break to make light of it. I should actually try that some. Hope that things continue to look up for you. xo, Rusty

  • Every day is another day, my friend. I think I know a thing
    or two about swinging like a freak pendulum in warp speed.
    What a profound image you manage to create with those words.
    I must admit that I am very impressed that you caught the
    depth of the Hamlet reference. (insert huge smile here)And
    I noticed this piece was a later addition to the features,
    which I must doubly say thanks for. (one more smile to
    complete the picture) :)

    – Jenifer DeBellis

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