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A Tidbit from The Hunger Issue: “It’s roundness curving to a cleft”

January 31, 2011
Its roundness curving to a cleft
Reluctance the shell, joy the nutmeat
Reticence the skin, joy the open mouth
I offer a child a perfect peach
pulled from the shadows nesting in a bin of peaches
Mourning dolls hold crosses fashioned of twigs and string
their cheeks pinked, kohl eyes veiled by ifshnet
A golden morning                long-winged wasp approaching
from the amber mountain                    Que vergüenza la guerra!
A peach, then, without blemish when ripeness is upon it
for her to memorize and tear its velvet cheek (for him to memorize and
              tear its velvet cheek)
When someone in the future makes an offering to the heart
its ever-moment passes, hand to hand
Lee Sharkey
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