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A Still Life: Quince in a Tender Ceramic Cup

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Quince in a Cup by Amelia Hawkins
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I keep calling it a pomegranate.

I don't know why. It ain't red, for instance.

The goddamn thing is so amorphous, free.

Bag o' snakes St. Patrick brings to the sea.

The child time I tried on Dad's khaki pants.

A crazy, restless, shape-shifting planet.

But now I see a scene from Altered States.

A burgeoning proto-man in anguish,

whose caught a real first glimpse of the future,

and sees cash cow instead of haute couture;

A Sartrian apple finding language

to express its essence and not its traits.

Who the hell would want to eat such a thing?

Why does it make apple pie nannas sing?


Why not sign up for free at my Tantric Disposition Matrix, my Substack site.

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Oceania.

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