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PEACHES ARE RICHES

Poem I’m working on for Dianne’s “End of the World” anthology with the thought that the end of the old world is the beginning of the new–not literally the end of the world but the beginning of a new era of possibility and better vision.

PEACHES ARE RICHES

It is always
the beginning again when
I hold a peach,
fruit born of dirt
something that tastes so luxurious
appears as such life
the veins of plant fruit beneath the skin
the little hair fuzz on the skin
the juice dribbling down my chin when I
bite into it
all the typical stuff said about peaches

Perfect and individual
fruit, dirt, riches

Sweeter than pie
Healthier than hot dogs
Tastier than lots
of food

(All those goodies that we make
just to have goodies
but they don’t even
taste as good)

Mama vagina

 
Economically, they say to
remember the fundamentals

Peaches are riches

When I eat a peach
I taste the button
bite into basics
remember what’s delicious

This is kind of what I mean

Remember the fundamentals
and use when appropriate

Peaches are riches

So we’ve got our peaches
and we are in day zero.

But it’s not just going back
it’s new day.

It’s new day because we know
by virtue of our recorded history
by virtue of our memories

So there’s a recorded history
and memories
So it’s new and old depending
what you want to juggle
tarless and tireless

Let’s say it’s new because
we are deciding
it’s new

It’s new because we’re deciding
we’re peach eating
cherry pickers
getting to the quick
pit of the trick
that’s going to get us through
corridor,
navigator

staircase
elevator

alligator

Vision minnows
winnowing
windows

Seeing the windmills
through the rubble
on the road

Remembering the fundamentals
appropriating the new
and using that, too.

~ Lady


3 Responses to “PEACHES ARE RICHES”

  1. chris says:

    like it

  2. MaxWell Shell says:

    LUV IT!!! MAY WE REACH FOR THE RICHES WITHIN THE PEACH!
    & THEN WE CAN DO MORE THAN SPEAK METAPHORICALLY!!
    WE CAN ACTUALLY ACT ACCORDINGLY!! LUVMAX

  3. Dianne Borsenik says:

    Lady, LOVE this! Yes, I’ll use it in the anthology- and thank you! Now, I need about two or three shortish sentences for your bio in the back of the book. There’s a section of poems in Buzzkill relating to hope for the future- yours will fit in perfectly.

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