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: a hint of bleeding
: red-spotted, red juicy
: firm fleshed and easily shipped
: black with hints of almond
: exceptional blush with a heart shape
An excerpt of From a Tree, a collection of erasures that use Wikipedia entries to make a lyric grocery of seasonal produce. "Pluot" originally appeared in the Seattle Weekly.
A fleshy inflorescence, toxic and culinary. / Rhubarb stalks are the mythical root / of the River Volga, for which the merchant / explorer Marco…
Nothing more melancholy than maniacal laughter. / How alone the mad scientist is in his castle. / That ineluctable thing we’re chasing after / …
Oddities & Propaganda
When Will asks me what I want to do in L.A., I tell him something / strange, and he brings me to the same places he brings everyone. / At the…
Your ash-brown soles on the dashboard, / seat reclined to the napping point / as we coasted through nowhere and stopped / to eat out of a basket…
More by Kate Lebo
Tender skin / above the ground / A red whereversunlight has fallen / Flesh grows olderwith visible bitterness / Sappho calls one of her…
Confused root / related to the carrot / parsnips grewbigger the farthernorth they went / Etymology assumesthe name’s a portmanteau of parsley and…
/ Is winter a distinct darkor a colored background? / A flesh or a well of frost? / The soil is warm within the seed / Hills in all direction from…
/ Not to be confused with its relativethe golden pear / The fruit is edible when cookedbut when it ages to hard perfume / an entire margin of…
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