sense memory no. 1 [revision, 082120121512]

suddenly the sweetness of some fruit

i can’t recall
memory’s maw models some flowery drupe,
a mango
spread across a lisp thin wheat
the saccharine spear implacable
i heave on repeat, breathe
in hopes of dislodging the pneumonic
of seeds, split and juice — an unmistaken
missing flame 

[for Matthew Rohrer, 062120121546]