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2011-02-05T22:48:06-05:00February 5th, 2011|Nature|

Ode to the avocado

Your skin turns black
and rough,
a snake’s sleeve about to shed.

Inside, you shelter
a belly
of whipped green silk
smooth like silty lake bottom
between toes.

Cupped is your heart
a cool smooth stone,
it pops out of you,
flawless.

Eating you
is a little thrilling
like eating
butter
or licking
a thigh.

They say you are a fruit
but you are more sophisticated
than that.

You are luxury
you are
flesh.

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