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by Bruce Ducker

The pit presses informing evidence—
A map of dimensions, torso and all,
More than scored, the peach is revealed
Scarlet from the stone’s wall.
Take note of that coronal rose
Seeped into its swaddle through,
We discover by devouring it
All that the peach knew.


Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 22, Issue 2.

Bruce DuckerSome 70 of Bruce Ducker’s poems and stories have appeared in literary journals, including The New Republic, the Yale, Southern, Sewanee, Missouri, Literary and Hudson Reviews, Shenandoah, PEN/America Journal, Commonweal, and Poetry Magazine. He is the author of eight novels and a book of short fictions, and he lives in Colorado.

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