Saturday, September 30, 2017

A man finds a melon





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                        A man finds
a melon by the road and continues up
the hill thinking it is the warm melon
that will remain after he has forgotten
the ruins and sea of the summer. He tells
himself this even as the idea of the taste
is replacing what the melon tasted like.













Jack Gilbert
The Dance Most
  of All: Poems
  [fragment]

Ryan McGinley
2007