Canto VII

I press an apple seed into your palm
and tell you that’s how big our child is now
as it begins to take its human form.

The months to come may pass painfully slow
before you feel the kick, the beating heart
that only started pumping days ago

and though this apple seed is cold and hard
I hope the slight weight helps you to connect
with that slight spark within your body’s dark—

the will that blooms as body/intellect.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. peter litton
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 00:32:12

    And a part of that intellect will be language…
    And this is how it is used.

    This is so tightly written that I cannot find one word that is superfluous and does not add meaning.


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