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Rodney Jack - Stonefruit

To you    whom I've hurt
not meaning to

I offer this plum    this drupe
no shell but a thin skin purpled

I tender to your mouth    the muscle
the sweet sympathetic scar-tissue

surrounding the stone    the seed
which wants to be buried

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Poet: Rodney Jack
Poem: Stonefruit
Volume: Chelsea 68
Poem of the Day: Jun 4 2006

Comment 7 of 7, added on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:22 AM.

Never seen a betetr post! ICOCBW

Danyon from United States
Comment 6 of 7, added on December 30th, 2011 at 4:00 PM.
Rodney Jack RIP

Yes, Rodney died in August 2008. A beautiful soul and a very talented poet. RIP Rodney Jack.

Bo Hopper from United States
Comment 5 of 7, added on June 3rd, 2010 at 9:29 AM.

I have been researching trying to find this same rodney jack poet! He and i were good friends years ago in 2005 and we have lost touch. I can't seem to find him anywhere! Until i came across this disturbing post!

Ryan Ivey from United States

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