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In a Kitchen Far Away


for R



She skins the peaches

to freeze them

before they rot,

her hands moving over

the fruits that have already

sunk into themselves

and bloomed black.

There is such a thing

as too late.

Her own ending

implied by the blood test,

a dark bloom inside her.

Still, there is so much

sweetness to save.

Her hands glisten with it.



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