7.30.2013

The Apple



Wasted energy
and much groaning

avail nothing
but longing
and painful endurance...

the loins produce 
both
blessing and cursing
good and evil
pleasure and pain
life and death


ripe fruit unpicked rots
falls
 to the ground
disintegrates,
becomes
nothing.

She pauses-
considers biting hard

the apple,
that brings
 sweet satisfaction
and 
regret...

instead
biting the lip,

lets it fall from her hand
for one 
more day.


Sharing w/dVerse for #OpenLinkNight ;)



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11 comments:

  1. oo la...it can be so tempting at times...esp when we are feeling powerless or hungry or tired....good on her...

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  2. I like how the last stanza leaves open the possibility that she'll choose differently on a different day. Very true to life, I think.

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  3. she is wise.. Making decisions not in desperation but carefully scrutinizing everything concerned.. :-)

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  4. Lovely, the ocean in the background is a nice surprise.

    Best,
    Ana
    www.thedrugstorenotebook.co

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  5. Love message of action:'instead
    biting the lip,

    lets it fall from her hand
    for one
    more day.'
    glad found you site....blessings! :)

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  6. ah...sometimes the longing can be overwhelming...glad she managed to overcome it...at least for the moment...but it's a piece of victory..

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  7. The imagery of the loins of life of lions of live...
    The Universe is just one big bang.
    If you get the drift.

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  8. Um: are we talking Eve here? It must have been incredibly boring in the Garden of Eden! I'm still hoping there will be a happy ever after!

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