Portrait of Old Woman

by Jason Michael MacLeod

Jogging by
the broken house on Burnett Ave.,I see her still
on the cluttered porch,

her rheumy eyes
blind as oracle,

how her creased left hand
cradles a world of apple

as her right slides
the knife lightly under the skin,

spirals down
over the firm white core

from stem to circumference,
then lower, lower

until the coil of peal
falls from itself.

~~~~~

Author Bio
Jason Michael MacLeod, a winner of two Academy of American Poets prizes and a recent Atlanta Review International Publication Prize, has been published … More > Listen to Jason read Portrait of Old Woman

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