Graham Pilato

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An Apple Is Not a Story

 i)

            An

            app-

            le

            is no

            t

            a stor-

            y.

ii)
            Its ripeness holds:

 

                                    the weight:

                                                tipping juicy

                                                ba-

                                                            lan

                                                ces

                                                with… time,

            forbidden to be consumed in one sitting,
            one tasting:

                                    line

                                    by line:

                                                nibbling

                                                crisp_ tart_ words_,

                        to salivate

            and satisfy:

                                    her…

                                    curiosity:

                                                vast and unquenchable.

iii)
            Mystery rests in this pale delicate flesh–
            (An apple is more than a story)
            A primly wrapped promise, a ruse. A guise.

            [conce            aling secrets of the soil that sustains it
            and

            seeds buried for doubting tongues coming to life

            for those
            not afraid of seeing]

            Glutted with the ripe flesh,
            wasps murmur in the grass,

            earth-bound with drunkenness,
            heedless of the roaring blade.

iv)

            An apple is not a story,

            waiting in the trees

            for its resurrection

            as chlorophyll-laden leaves transform:

                                    rays of sun
                                    into

                                    nectar-filled flowers

                                                that will become:

                                                            crimson harbinger of joy

                                                                        (foreteller of truths).

v)

            She steps carefully over
            the circle of bodies that surround her.

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© Graham Pilato. 2013

Graham Pilato is a Baltimore/Washington D.C. area actor and an MFA Acting student at Catholic University of America. He is a member of Cloudism with Allison Fuentes and Mike Maggio and Artistic Director of Borealis Theatre, both of which groups create interactive performance and happenings on streets, stages, and in galleries. http://grahampilato.comhttp://www.facebook.com/BorealsTheatreDC.

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