Rodney Jack


Poems of Rodney Jack

1. Stonefruit 1/13/2003

Stonefruit

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


Submitted by Southerndeb

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