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Like a Green Flower.

by Richard Foerster

For all the bother, it’s the peeling away
we savored, the slow striptease
toward a tender heart—

how each petal dipped in the buttery sauce
was raked across our lower
teeth, its residue

less redolent of desire than sweet restraint,
a mere foretaste of passion,
but the scaly plates

piled up like potsherds in a kitchen midden,
a history in what’s now
useless, discarded—

so we strained after less and less as the barbs
perhaps drew a little blood
and we cut our way

into the core to rid us of the fiber
that would stifle every ut-
terance between us.

In our quest for that morsel,
how we risked silence,
risked even


Pendant: Bronze color, 1 inch in length

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***PLEASE NOTE: Necklace is shown with a bronze chain, which is an upgrade option for $4 (see listing). Actual necklace will come with a black leather cord.***

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