Nemo poëta

And in short, I was afraid
—Prufrock

I had tasted them all.
The low offerings
that dangled over fences
like a truce: in spring,
the soft avocados,
the shameless mango,
naked as a crime,
in summer,
the loveless opal
and the sudden lime;
how soon, then,
how unfairly, came fall,
came the rifled orange,
the ransacked peach,
the Jericho of grapefruit,
the effigies of tangerines.
I knew it was lost on me,
those famous patterns
of the famous speech,
and saw in myself
that ridiculous station
of standing where the fruit
was out of reach.

Jordan Potter is a writer and actor from Huntington Beach, CA. He operates the poetry film studio, Blank Verse Films.

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