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Stonefruit

Rodney Jack

To you    whom I've hurt
not meaning to

I offer this plum    this drupe
no shell but a thin skin purpled

I tender to your mouth    the muscle
the sweet sympathetic scar-tissue

surrounding the stone    the seed
which wants to be buried


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Added: 1 Apr 2002 | Last Read: 20 Jul 2018 4:11 AM | Viewed: 4479 times

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