Melissa Jones

fruitdaynight

I ate so many cherries this summer
I had to wash so many bowls.

I ate so many cherries this summer
I dyed my hair dark red.

I spent every middle night in the curved lodging
behind my eyes or maybe it was
the center of her chest but far between
and down below.

I ate so many cherries
she watched
just ask
I swallowed all the fruit.

I wasn’t born with a raw pit
still I tried to suck it dry
a hard tan pit
lips stained in the morning.

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Melissa Jones studies words in Minneapolis. You can contact her here.

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