A Study of Achenes

Compressed without the swathe of white space between lines and the indentations, the poem still conveys its subject: the strawberries that serve both as title and first line.

do not
hide their seeds

They scatter
into their own bodies

they find ground

And beyond this brief opening segment the poem goes on to remark about there being no need to slice one to reveal what is inside and concludes:

There are no bones
to structure its shape,

no peel
through which to plunge

Deserves to be visited in its book context along with the other poems in the collection to appreciate the spacing which results in words distributed in a controlled scatter effect spiralling down to page end and over.

Souvankham Thammavongsa. Small Arguments. “STRAWBERRIES”

And so for day 1019

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