Onward (there’s more to be said on apples)
Circles, not so remarkable,
connect, snake heads to tails,
they slither, occupy space
merge past with future,
so, we remember a face,
a talk, some music,
the sparkle of knowledge,
and the ludicrous,
suppositions that some cling to,
like ivy on a dusty wall,
warning of the dysfunction that will come
if a woman laughs or learns
there is no shame in desire—
she bites into the apple—red or gold—
spits seeds into the ground,
makes a delicious dash toward tomorrow.
A poem from the random words Jane generated today.
Love this! I thought I was going to write about the future, but somehow the poem didn’t go that way. Obviously because you had. Love you Eve too. Leaving Adam, God and the Garden behind.
Thank you! 😊
We work well together, even when it’s not planned. You wrote deer for me, and I wrote future for you!
Can you tell how angry that Adam and Eve story makes me? 🤣
How angry it makes both of us. Women are just a bit of a man’s rib anyway. The patriarchy hasn’t changed its tactics much.
UGH. So scared of women.
Scared and contemptuous. We’re so unimportant any man can be one if he wants to.
Me too Merril!
Kindred spirits! 🙂
I love it! Here’s to that delicious dash 🍎
Thank you, Ingrid. Yes!!
I love the female empowerment message! I’ll take a whole bushel of apples.
Hahahaha. Coming right up–for all of us, Liz! 🙂
You connect time-space so powerfully here. Those pre-Raphaelite painters really got you inspired today, Merril!
Thank you so much, Marian!
Jane’s random words inspired the poem, then I found the painting. 😊
Oh, I see!
Oh yeah! I’m dashing!
Merril, I know your poems are for all and many. Yet, I do feel this poem is a woman’s joy, and men should read it, heed it!!!!!
Some of the seeds I personally spit, have started to grow on.
Thank you very much, Resa!
I’m glad you understand. 💙
I think I do. Let me say again “River Ghosts” is exquisite! I’ve already started a folder for stuff for a review! 💙
Aww–thank you so much! ❤️
You harvest so much from random words
Thank you, Derrick.
I absolutely love this, Merril! Let us spit away!
Thank you so much, Dale! I’m glad you’re with me! 🙂
Oh, you know it (and surely didn’t doubt…)
Not for a second! 😏