“but the apricot” by Sasha at her kitchen table


Wednesday February 15, 2017
12:19am
5 minutes
Peterson First Guide to Tress
George A. Petrides


First
you slice the apricot
along the back
Gentle gentle
Second
you slide
out the pit
Gentle gentle
and maybe you hold
it in your hand
wondering if or
when you might
plant it
and maybe you hear
Jem’s voice in your ear
saying
“Apricot trees don’t
grow here, silly”
Third
you slice
up the apricot
and put the soft
petal pieces into
the bowl with all
the others

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