Warren Slesinger, MEMORY

Yes, it’s you

who eyes the cherry,

only the red-fleshed

fruit isn’t tart

or juicy

 

when your tongue

slips under one,

and you can’t bite

into it or spit

out the pit,

 

if the cherry

on its stem

only hangs in

your memory

and yet,

 

such a sweetness!

 

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