Salted Apples

Posted by: TGST

Salted Apples

Salt engages the palate-
a way to purge the sweet
of a misnomer red delicious
or a too soon watermelon,
pale to the rind.
I understand it: skin and sweet,
tongue and seed, peach fingers kissing,
reaching. You play piano. Keys
dip under fingers pressing.
The chords are salted apples -
Gershwin, honeycrisp
bruised on one side.
Tougue tart persimmons
purple too soon fallen leaves.
We bruise cedar for the smell
of September, fresh and sweet:
something of what you taste in me.

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