from Letters to a Former Self

Of all the sweet
and weighted fruit:
plum, pineapple,
persimmon,

it is the pear
you will notice most,
depicted and hung

on waiting room
and café walls.
The pear with its full

spill of yellow roundness
like a woman’s pregnant
trunk perfected

without limbs,
throat, lips,
or tongue.

Michelle Hendrixson-Miller is an MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte, where she served as poetry editor of Qu. Her poems have appeared in Poem, Poems & Plays, Josephine Quarterly, Main Street Rag, The Lake, and One.

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