Monday Poetry Train: Black Fruit

29 Jun

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The seeds are locked away in a vault,
in an icebound cave,
and there they will stay,
until there is time,
until there is courage.

Your seeds are the germ of desires
too secret, too dark to share,
and so they are left on ice
never to blossom, go to fruit, go back to seed

It’s a shame.
You could have sown those fantasies
in me.

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6 Responses to “Monday Poetry Train: Black Fruit”

  1. Susan Helene Gottfried June 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Amazing how paralyzing fear is, isn’t it? All that potential lost… *sigh*

  2. Serena June 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    Wonderful poem, Nara.

  3. Richard Wells June 29, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    This is a lovely, evocative, and touching poem about lost possibilities. Well done.

  4. Julia Smith June 29, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

    Wow – I absolutely love it.

  5. gautami tripathy June 30, 2009 at 6:09 am #

    Awesome post, Nara!

    Welcome to the Poetry Train!

    the sun danced around him and he kissed the stars

  6. naramalone June 30, 2009 at 7:22 pm #

    @Susan, yes it is. I wish I could say I never let it stop me, but sometimes it does.

    Thank you all. I enjoyed the ride today and look forward to more.

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