(Poem 2) pears (still so terrified) by Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis

"terrified terracotta" by Kerryn

“terrified terracotta” by Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis

(still so terrified of pears)

stretched with birthing

its sacrifice

of tenderness – summer’s

cervix dilated with chart-

reuse-grained generosity

curved into cooling evenings

fruition, delivered

at the splendour of the leaves

surrender with the fullness

of time

freckled with kisses stolen

by the sun, marking

its territory in the

savage afternoons plucked

distillation of sugared

rounding, cheeks swollen

with mouthfuls

of gritty-bruising, letting

down the elbows, her milk of honeyed

lactation

 

Meet Mago Contributor, Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis.

 

 

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One thought on “(Poem 2) pears (still so terrified) by Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis

  1. I agree with you, Nate. All of these Bible verses do seem to suggest the fact that there is something either sinister or Satanic in regards to Noon (or mid-day). A lot of those verses also seem to suggest the fact that “Noon” is associated with the phenomenon of “death.” Another way of understanding “mid-day” is that it might not be a reference to “noon” but to the time referred to as “dusk” (as opposed to dawn) when the sun is about to set and darkness is about to reign in. If true, then the term “mid” would mean “middle” as in the middle or in-between day and night. Anyway, just a theory.

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