Saturday, June 6, 2015

Apple Heart

A wounded deer leaps the highest.
 
I'll never tell you what I really wanted.
I'd rather chamber that thought and give it head, and if there are
hookers in Heaven, why then I'll have a job.
 
Keep mystifying doctors, dear,
with your apple heart--
red on the outside,
bloodless on the inside,
 
a sucker bet I lost but lived to tell.
_____
 
a 55 for Kerry at Real Toads.
 
 

18 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

with your apple heart--
red on the outside,
bloodless on the inside,

That was pretty deep! An excellent write :D
xoxo

Sherry Blue Sky said...

That apple heart.........there is a feeling in this poem akin to taking a bite of something that should be sweet but tastes like vinegar. This poem has bite. Wowzers!

Sioux said...

Perfect quote to begin with.

What a searing poem. Crafted with an artist's touch, as usual.

Mama Zen said...

Damn it. I can't think of a single scripture to quote!

Outlawyer said...

A poem to some kind of Eve by someone with knowledge. Thanks. k.

Zane said...

You are so badass, Cat Angel.

"I'd rather chamber that thought and give it head" This is the bees' knees.

Cloudia said...

Perfect summation, Sis!








ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
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brudberg said...

I wonder if it's only by the surface we're getting admittance. I guess the winners in the race to heaven will be as emotional as Botox.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ouch! 55 words and every one a stinger.

;-)

blogoratti said...

Heart warming read.

hedgewitch said...

The challenging thing about 55's(for those of us who are prone to writing longer, anyway) is finding the right word, just the right fit, because every word has to count a bit more, slap a bit harder, than when you can build impressions with a flurry of them. Here the one that got my attention was 'bloodless.' That word choice informs and illuminates the whole poem, and makes it shine cold as a diamond--I have known a lot of apple hearts, and they are not a good meal to try to subsist on.

Jinksy said...

I think being limited to 55 words, condensed the hurt carried within them...

X said...

Ah. We have to be careful who we choose to trust, what we see is not always the reality. And even once we have taken a bite of that apple heart, we don't always realize the hollowness that is underneath. Interesting link as well to the creation story of the apple and temptation.

Hannah said...

So many catch-y lines in here, Shay...brilliant!

R.K. Garon said...

Whoa! Good one... sharp and witty :-)
ZQ

Daryl said...

ouch ...

Rommy said...

That phrase "apple heart" has such a dark fairy tale quality to it. Wonderful.

grapeling said...

no one says it like you, Shay ~