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Turnip

Tender skin
above the ground

A red wherever
sunlight has fallen

Flesh grows older
with visible bitterness

Sappho calls one of her paramours
turnip and
the earth is turned

A bed provided for grass

Heart shield in the arms

See also
Radish

Posted 01/06/15
An excerpt of FROM A TREE, a book of erasures taken from Wikipedia entries for fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
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