The sharp blade splits smooth skin,
spilling the ruby jewels within

and staining fingers with fruity blood.
Its sticky flesh holds heavenly food,

the luscious seeds small surprises
as they crush between white incisors,

trickling juice upon the tongue,
a crimson, fertile, sour song.

Kim M. Russell, 27th February 2020

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My response to Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #8: Red Fruit Rendition

Yesterday, Sanaa welcomed us to another round of Weekly Scribblings and a list of some examples of delicious, mouth-watering red fruit, as well as a few examples of poems on this topic by Christina Rossetti and Thomas Campion.

Our challenge is to write a piece of poetry or prose inspired by red fruit: as a metaphor, an analogy, a persisting idiom, as a symbol or even as eroticism.

25 thoughts on “Incision

  1. Pomegranate seeds are one of my husband’s favorites. LOL, he’d eat a whole one by himself in one go back before his diabetes became an issue. There’s something that feels almost like a strip tease in this piece. I like it!

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  2. Wowww!! 😍 This is incredibly passionate writing, Kim 😀 I love the palpable imagery especially; “the luscious seeds small surprises,” and “a crimson, fertile, sour song.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt! 💝💝

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  3. Anyone who knows how much I like rhyming poetry will know I gave you a standing ovation for surprises and incisors!! Brilliant. Fun. As for the rest — you are the queen of drawing word pictures! Bravo

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