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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NOW I AM YOURS



I squeezed a peach
at the market
to size up its suitability
and then began to move on to another
when I heard it say
STOP
you have taken liberties with me
and it was true
I had fondled it 
excessively

it said

now I am yours
take me home and eat me
and I thought
how callous one would be
to refuse a plea such as that
from just about...
anyone
I guess

so I put the peach in my bag

and took it home
and now I am waiting
for just the right moment
to consummate our  relationship

(I know it's going to be juicy)


all actions

no matter how trivial
we may perceive them to be
have meaning
all actions have a resonating effect

keep this in mind

and somewhere
sometime
a butterfly
may thank you

60 comments:

  1. and it was true
    I had fondled it
    excessively...

    This really made me smile, Tim.. 'responsible fondling'.. only you could have come up with this one.

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    1. I'm smiling too after that comment :)

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  2. There is something very appealing about a guy who writes poetry about grocery shopping :)I would not classify myself as a butterfly(more of a spiny ant eater)... but I thank you anyway for this lovely poem.

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    1. I have my suspicions that you're a butterfly in disguise, Ms. Anteater :)

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  3. Sweet :) Guuud luck, just don't overdo it on da sugar, friend Tim, hmmm? :) Love, cat.

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    1. Speaking of sweet...like that profile pic :)

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  4. Peaches are indeed talkative fruit. the ones on my backyard tree are always chattering or singing. I miss them when they are gone but then, I have canned them and they will sing again when I open a jar. Toni Spencer is Kanzensakura

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    1. Many ways to enjoy peaches, eh?

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  5. Indeed... yes the fondling without consent will lead to commitment

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    1. Well, they are out there inviting fondling, but we must fondle responsibly and consider the consequences

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  6. Demanding little things aren't they?

    Your poem made me think of this song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do5KKKxI7FQ

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    1. Thanks much. For some reason links don't work on my blog. Hope to get that cleared up.

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    2. Highlight the link and right click to get open options.

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  7. keep this in mind
    and somewhere
    sometime
    a butterfly
    may thank you

    Very true. One may need to expect a lot of surprises!

    Hank

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  8. Just had a juicy one this morning - and yes, I had fondled it in the store :)

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  9. This goes deep... The things we've touched, penetrated, handled and walked away from... because they haven't spoken... or, perhaps, we haven't listened... I better go outside, and have a talk with tree. Maybe, we'll still have a chance.

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  10. I thought this would be anew poem but it is an old one. Oh well. I've already read and commented on it. Toni Spencer is Kanzensakura.

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    1. It's a new poem first posted on August 29th. But if you already read it, I guess it would seem "old" to you--lol

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  11. Oh, this is a good one!!! You had me from beginning to end! A perfect relationship!!

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  12. A timely reminder. I shall carry this peach with me for a few days to remind myself.

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    1. Just don't forget about it--they will turn on you before you know it :)

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  13. I LOVE this. I have felt the same sort of guilt/responsibility concerning edible things - who we choose, who we reject, they are all so WELL-MEANING, LOL. Loved this, Tim. Made me smile.

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    1. Sherry, thanks so much...I knew you could identify!

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  14. ah! the sensual delights of a peach and its relationship to the fruits of nature. Love this so much and the metaphor is brilliant. :)

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment--so nice to see you!

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  15. I totally agree, that metaphor is freakingg fantastic!!❤️

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    1. Sanaa...thanks for reading my stuff and for being a regular here!

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  16. A rollicking good read from peaches to butterflies!

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  17. Love the message and the delivery of this piece! Might I make a teeny tiny respectful suggestion?? Line 4 might sound tighter, less clunky without 'began to'? ... I moved on to another. What do you think? 😊

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion; however, there's a difference between "began to move on" which indicates I had not yet fully moved on to the next one, and "moved on" which would indicate I had already abandoned the first peach. in which case I might not have heard what it was telling me at all...so it's a matter of timing and accuracy between the two :)

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  18. Be careful then or you will get more than what you bargained for...

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  19. I so enjoyed your talkative peach and your fruity flirtation.

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    1. Fruity flirtations...I'm glad I know exactly what you mean with that :)

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  20. Yes, how perceptive to delve into a mind of a peach. And as you suggest toward the end, sharpening our senses to all we do, to everything we come in contact with, will reap untold rewards.

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  21. Savor the flavor. Eat the peach and let the butterflies be free! Love the mirth in this one!

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  22. Love this light conversation with universal lessons of action and consequences.

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    1. Thanks. So glad that the meaning came through.

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  23. This is both funny and profound. I loved reading it!

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  24. Touching bruises stone fruit. Better to smell. If it has no perfume it will never be worth eating. Sadly these days most of these fruits are picked green and artificially 'ripened'if indeed that word can be used for they lack the flavour nature intended.

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  25. I liked the dialogue with the peach.

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    1. It was telepathy...and quite unexpected in a supermarket aisle!

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  26. Fabulous fabulous dialogue and meaning worth pondering...is the butterfly a nod to Ray Bradbury?

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    1. Yes...what has come to be known as The Butterfly Effect.

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  27. This was just awesome! I love your work.

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    1. Bekkie...that's so nice...coming from you!

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