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Artichoke Hearts

I eat artichoke hearts
And think of you
Bite cleanly through the marinated flesh
Light olive green
And layered
Like the little nesting Russian dolls
That swallow their younger siblings
Doll in doll in doll
I bite
and slowly chew
Imagine it’s your heart
I’m growing fat on
I’m nesting inside me
Brooding over you
Until you hatch
And I imagine you
Sending me
Not roses but
These green vegetables.


–from Keeping Records, © 2007 by Colette Mazunik.  ISBN: 978-0-557-21108-1

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