POETRY

Prima Materia (Pears)

The pear tree reminds us

 that

     all things have 

their time to rot 

 

How to define rotting time-- 

is it the moment just before

        the decision to pluck?

or does it begin 

           at the top of a breath?

 

     commence onward

 regardless of

 

That plateau dangling 

in thick suspension 

 

Before a rapid passing of half-lives

 sweeps the canyons clean 

 

Slicked down by millions of

             empty stones 

Continue,

      The 

      drying up of life water while overlapping 

mortality with 

   deliverance and deliverance with 

ripening, but also conflating 

ripening with 

rust 

 

   A ceaseless and holy closed circuit. 

 

Come back to the pear tree

we can hold the fruit and grind

flesh on flesh 

 which emerges as pulp 

 

How to define rotting time--

before, after, or during the 

picking? 

My name is Sage Foote and my pronouns are they/them/theirs. My sun sign is in Taurus, my moon in Aquarius and my rising is in Pisces. I have passion for root veggies, Hello Kitty and fresh handmade soap

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