The Apple

Wasted energy
and much groaning
avail nothing
but longing
and painful endurance…
the loins produce 
both
blessing and cursing
good and evil
pleasure and pain
life and death
ripe fruit unpicked rots
falls
 to the ground
disintegrates,
becomes
nothing.
She pauses-
considers biting hard

the apple,
that brings
 sweet satisfaction
and 
regret…
instead
biting the lip,
lets it fall from her hand
for one 
more day.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brian Miller
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 18:40:42

    oo la…it can be so tempting at times…esp when we are feeling powerless or hungry or tired….good on her…

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  2. Anonymous
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 19:27:13

    I like how the last stanza leaves open the possibility that she'll choose differently on a different day. Very true to life, I think.

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  3. Anonymous
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 19:48:17

    she is wise.. Making decisions not in desperation but carefully scrutinizing everything concerned.. 🙂

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  4. Mystic_Mom
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 20:06:46

    Love this!

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  5. The Drugstore Notebook
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 22:25:08

    Lovely, the ocean in the background is a nice surprise. Best, Anawww.thedrugstorenotebook.co

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  6. humbird
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 00:09:53

    Love message of action:'insteadbiting the lip,lets it fall from her handfor one more day.'glad found you site….blessings! 🙂

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  7. flaubert
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 02:23:01

    Very nice.Pamela

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  8. Claudia
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 04:13:05

    ah…sometimes the longing can be overwhelming…glad she managed to overcome it…at least for the moment…but it's a piece of victory..

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  9. Kate Mia
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 04:27:19

    The imagery of the loins of life of lions of live…The Universe is just one big bang.If you get the drift.

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  10. vivinfrance
    Jul 31, 2013 @ 06:55:59

    Um: are we talking Eve here? It must have been incredibly boring in the Garden of Eden! I'm still hoping there will be a happy ever after!

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  11. Denise
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 23:47:42

    Enjoyed this.

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