Her Fruit

Her Fruit

She’s in the corner with the brass and bronze,
like a passing thought that takes refuge in
wrinkled silks of sweet grape gold and
liquid purple. Arranged, liked an orange
whose peel scantly exposes juice and fruit
— so provocative — and arresting.
There for the taking. Her fruit. Her sweet wine.
An exchanged glance. A touch. To be tasted.

  

 

 
  

for Poets and Story Tellers United
©️ Misky 2020

19 responses to “Her Fruit”

  1. When you know you’re the one who has half the people in the room drooling, that’s bad-ass confidence at work.

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  2. This is incredibly beautiful, Misky! 😍 I love the juxtaposition of the images; She being like an orange — provocative and arresting and the entire scenario so well painted! Thank you so much for adding your voice to the prompt! 🍊💝

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  3. Huge satisfied sigh here in Bend Oregon.

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  4. I see the faded rose over there in the corner, still practicing her wiles. You so artfully take us there!

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  5. Everything about this is stunning, but that opening line is particularly brilliant … and arresting. You are some kind of good, girl. So talented.

    I love how that comma after “arranged” makes me think this is about an arranged marriage — like all she is is some upcoming possession to the man she’s supposed to be marrying.

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  6. Like “the fading rose” she is ‘the shriveling fruit.’ Nice read, Misky.
    ..

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  7. Oh, that’s so clever, and so delightful. I love the sensuality, the ways it refers to the picture and also the metaphorical aspect.

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  8. Wow! So brief, yet so intense and effective – my favourite read of the night so far… Delighful!

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  9. Intoxicating poetry.

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  10. The underlying hint of sweetness, passion and ripening. Love it.

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  11. I like the comparison of being in a corner with a passing thought.

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  12. Gorgeous in a nutshell, Misky! Such delicious imagery. I love the ‘wrinkled silks of sweet grape gold and / liquid purple’, and the orange simile is so sensual – and enviable – I wish I’d written it!

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  13. Yum! Delicious words!
    Anna :o]

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  14. Very interesting images!

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  15. This is such a temptation… and it talks a lot to me, how hard it may be to resist… but I know that even the orange might leave a bitter aftertaste.

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