Couple Sharing a Peach
It's not the first time we've bitten into a peach. But now at the same time it splits--half for each. Our "then" is inside its "now," its halved pit unfleshed-- what was refreshed. Two happinesses unfold from one joy, folioed. In a hotel room our moment lies with its ode inside, a red tinge, with a hinge.
From Cornucopia by Molly Peacock. Copyright © 2002 by Molly Peacock. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
Born in 1947 in Buffalo, New York, Molly Peacock is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Second Blush: Poems (W. W. Norton, 2008).
Date Published: 2002-01-01
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