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Take Three Apples

Haworth Hodgkinson

 

Take a torch into the deep tunnel:
Apples hide in the dark vaults:
Winter apples, cold and solid.

Take an apple:
Tap it gently on the wall:

It splits open and out spill
eggs in passion jelly.

Powdered smoke drifts through the air.

Unbroken coils of peel
hang from the ceiling
dried into scented lanterns.

Take an apple:
Crack it open:

Find a small creature with pointed wings
waiting for the chance to fly.

Spiders murmur spidern chant
to the sound of
cobweb fiddles.

Take an apple:
Take two:
Take three:

Let them wither for the wasps.

 


Written 2000
Revised 2001
Edited 2005

Published in Spinners and Spoons, 2005
(Koo Press)

Spinners and Spoons


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