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Copyright Alexandra M. Lucas 2018

designed by Jaclyn Lake 

Poetry: Leftover



Fruit left off the vine too long without being eaten

Left instead to decay

In the back of a crate

In some cheery farmer's market

With no air conditioning


Almost all sold

We did well

Good enough!


Now I must do the proper thing –

Collapse into myself

On the bruises and patches of skin

That have lost their softness.


The Dignified Thing.


Fade from view 

So the ones approaching ripeness

Won't be afraid.


A cautionary tale


Look away, now

Look away


Copyright Alexandra Lucas 2016

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