Yesterday I learned how to shuck an oyster with a screwdriver. One thing is you have to wear gloves. Wear gloves, drape a towel over your hand, pick up and cradle the oyster, whisper down a few compliments. They can be simple. You look delicious. I am so excited to eat you. Next is to stab the screwdriver, flathead, small, into the valve/hinge. The words valve and hinge are misleading. It’s more a felt sense of vulnerability, The oyster’s reluctant secret. This is where I can be pierced.