Assignation with Apples

Nature’s fruits and their aromas
are laden with sweet memories:
a windfall of sparkling baubles
or a bird café of dulcet squabbles
over worms in russet orbs that end
as feasts for our feathered friends.

Each bite of your acidic sweetness
arouses a harvest of ripe blushes
in an orchard under cover of night. 
‘We are sweet temptation in moonlight,’
your apple breath whispers again,
and so we linger in soft autumn rain.

Kim M. Russell, 29th April 2023

Image by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

On the penultimate day of NaPoWriMo, the optional prompt starts with a poem by Alberto Rios, entitled ‘Perfect for Any Occasion’, our inspiration to write our own two-part poems that focus on food or types of meal. At some point in the poem, we should describe the food or meal as if it were a specific kind of person and give the food/meal at least one line of spoken dialogue.


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