Monday, December 19, 2005

Bright Peaches

It's always a wonderful experience to have the opportunity to share my emotional intelligence with the world. I've found that poetry can be both cathartic and painful, as sweet as fresh honeycomb and as bitter as chewing aspirin. We live in a world of pain, but we can let our joy out through poetry. To all those who let the world's troubles crush them under, I say, "Balls in Flight."

The Bright Peaches

The bright
peaches dancing along
the side

of one nineteen.

They sway,
they dip,
they turn on

double-lobed

axes.

Their branches
are
sharp,
oh so sharp

like
spears.

When
I
squint my eyes
and let
them wander

they blur

into streaks of bright,
bright,
so bright
orange and pink.

It would
be
such
a luxury

to pick

just one

a sweet,
sweet
peach.

But
in an eyeblink,
they are
gone.

And I
am left
alone.

6 Comments:

Blogger My Mouth said...

Does chewing asprin help with the pain you feel? I'm chewing asprin right now. It's the only way to deal with the pain inflicted by your poems on my emotional intelligence.

Thank you.

December 19, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not funny! I found the poem to be very moving.

Stop trying to pick on things you don't understand!

December 19, 2005  
Blogger Noralil Fores said...

A reference to women? I wasn't quite sure.

December 19, 2005  
Blogger Michele said...

Oooh, an Ode to Peaches...
Very warm thoughts.
Great to think about when it is only 16 degrees F. outside.

*sigh* I LOVE peach pie. I make a mean peach pie.
Good topic for a poem

December 20, 2005  
Blogger Eugene said...

It's a reference to my passions, actually. Women, too! And tomatoe juice and other things that comfort me.

December 20, 2005  
Blogger Michele said...

comfort food. I'm very "there" with that.

Women? Nurturers by nature. Usually. Good choice.

I can see the reference with peaches and women. found an I-Spy with peaches once...but you had to determine which was a peach and which was an actual ....um..body part... *ahem*..
very memorable...yes...

December 20, 2005  

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