thursday 20 july 02006 1:29pm

the orchid in the bathroom
has two blossoms
one fat bud
and one tight nub of a bud.

the purple glass bowl on the kitchen table
holds five apricots.

the beautiful girl upstairs
is heading toward the end of her second year.

she was naked in her mother's arms
eating a plum
which dripped
all over her belly.

she offered me a bite.
and again.