Prune Seeds

Thursday, July 25, 2019

From one point of view, now is twenty years ago.
That point is, of course, twenty years from now,
Standing perhaps where you’re standing, eating
The prune you’re eating as we watch this show.
I’ll suggest changing the channel: “I’m so bored.”
As prune juice and seeds spill down your arm
You remind me to do something I’d been
Putting off for decades. Let’s say, for the sake
Of argument, that something is planting a prune tree.
I might plant an entire grove today, but
That won’t have moved our constabulary
Any closer to the sea. Oceans between you and me,
Jefferson. I want you the way I want myself:
Somewhere buried in the remote if magical past.

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One Response to “Prune Seeds”

  1. Edward Nudelman Says:

    Wow I love this. Sends and delivers!
    Einstein marries Stevens in Belz Land.

    Sent from my iPhone


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