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"Stone Fruit" & "Promise" by Erin Rose Charlton

Updated: Aug 5, 2019

Stone fruit // pit me


This is how you do it,

A clean dismemberment.


Brush fingers over the fuzz--

Find a seam,

A weakness.


Apply pressure--

Not enough to pierce the skin.


Enough to tear the flesh in two.


Clean extraction

Of the pit.




Promise


A breath of air

Turned fragile with song.

Thin, twisting notes of skinny love.


A conglomeration of branches

Not far from the music

Awaiting the meaning.


They will not have to wait long.

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