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Flee From the Kitchen


Flee from the kitchen, live on the porch;
August is glowing hot as a torch.
Cover yourself with rags or with strips,
Drink from a bucket, smacking your lips.
Dream of crisp apples, cinnamon toast,
A knife too dull to carve Sunday’s roast.
As the Earth turns and takes you along,
Make up a ditty, sing a new song!

 
 
Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Whirligig #280
 
More Writers’ Pantry #34 at Poets and Storytellers United

 

Apples

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authentic outbursts—
sometimes babbling to apples
or cooing to plums
 
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Enlist the dull knife
to hack the runes from apples
on your vision quest.
 
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apple phobia—
nine druids drinking at dusk
poteen stains their breath

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Authentic, Enlist, Phobia”

Apples: A Baker’s Dozen

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three apple blossoms
fragrant as a baby’s breath—
such milky sweetness
 
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To trade your language
for sounds that have no substance—
babbling to apples!
 
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dense with leaves and fruit—
apple orchard shuddering
as the pickers come
 
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seven apple trees
their limbs burdened and groaning
with ripe crimson fruit
 
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in apple harvest
agile pickers in the trees
plucking crimson fruit
 
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trees laden with fruit
the apples plummet earthward—
lashing autumn winds
 
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fall’s apple madness—
Courtland, Macintosh and York
gracing my table
 
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reading apple peels
by flickering candlelight—
ancient malic runes
 
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gifts from the orchards—
crisp apples and tender plums
placed in a blue bowl
 
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Why is it singing,
the apple crisp and golden,
to the rising moon?
 
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In the photograph
three apple trees are blooming,
never bearing fruit.
 
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a bright confusion—
gear engages gear, grinding
apples into wine
 
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Near the apple tree
nine druids gather at dusk—
poteen stains their breath.
 

 
© 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 152
 
More Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda Mi Corazon