GUEST POST // Ripe fruit by Candice Louisa Daquin

The body
Is a soft pomegranate
Shiny seeds spilling out
Soft offering proffers
Sell by date
Arbitrary or fated circles within circles
Once, you bled
The same crimson as a dress you wore to fireworks night
Until invisible hands
Ushered away the urge to bring
Life wriggling on flat earth
Straining you heard
A primal cry
It was you
Half covered with sweat
Shaking off
The emptiness of the day
Your belly full
Of hours

 

by CANDICE LOUISA DAQUIN
© All rights reserved 2018

19 thoughts on “GUEST POST // Ripe fruit by Candice Louisa Daquin

    • While it’s true that it took a little while for the comments to come rolling in, I think a lot of readers were in awe of Candice’s fine writing (just as you suggested)! Thanks so much for visiting with us and reading her amazing poem! 😀

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  1. From a mile away, if you read her regularly, you’ll know these are her words:

    “The same crimson as a dress you wore to fireworks night
    Until invisible hands
    Ushered away the urge to bring
    Life wriggling on flat earth
    Straining you heard
    A primal cry
    It was you
    Half covered with sweat
    Shaking off
    The emptiness of the day
    Your belly full
    Of hours”

    Superb as always. Peace, Tony.

    Liked by 2 people

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