Day 13, Ekphrastic Challenge

Inspired by all 4 images

Fruit of Knowledge

It was never about apples,
or serpents—
it was always about men,
power, and control.

Eat the apples—
blend them with other ingredients,
like thoughts in a paragraph
simmered and baked, crisp, tart, sweet.
And as you bite into one slice,
then another, gaze up and through the window,
know there are words and worlds beyond the sea,
your mind an ocean,
the waves beckon you to sail.

For Day 13 of Paul Brookes’ Poetry Month Ekphrastic Challenge. You can see the art and read the other responses here.

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