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Cherry Nuptial: Cherry Vidual

Cherries pale yellow tinged with red Colorful umbrella, mercurial spread Mellowing veil hovers overhead Hand staid until dark color, pungent odor wed Nature's rhythms from youth nurtured in my head In fowl, tell tale signs providentially inbred Knowing beak is quicker than the hand brings dread Before gravity can pull weighted cherries to rotting bed My pruning hand to the luscious fruit is sentiently led But wittier birds, for sweet treat, already fragile branches tread Goring fruit: knifing peel, shredding flesh, tangy juices bled Colorful, pock-marked marbles left for dead Sun-dried, pitted prunes left in their stead For aggrieved spite, all cultured inhibition shed Manically, with fingers, stem lines forcefully unthread

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