"dazzle gradually"

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Polly Alice

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pickles

Five pointed stars blossom,
three snakes of seeds file through
one flower floats mid penny slice

Do you want a pickle that bites you back?

Bumps, barbs, spread apart
leaves with bristles,
and stems with spikes

Are you caught in a pickle--preserved
perturbed

Whether you're pricked
depends on what direction you
rub them from
                                                                 Slices stack up splashed, salted, brined
                                                                 Green and shine.
                                                                
                                                                 Pickles.


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