This poem is taken from Stand 219, 16(3) August - September 2018.

Desmond Graham Three Poems
Chardin’s Fruit

a pyramid
of wild strawberries -
who holds them up

a basket of peaches
on two layers of leaves
settled forever -
if we could survive to look

a knife
its handle
its blade
almost out of sight

a walnut
opened
one half
removed from its shell

the other intact
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