Still Life with Pears

Still Life with Pears

Two pears arranged on a platter

nestled next to one another, touching.

I remember cuddling up to you

on a crisp fall morning.


A discrepancy of color:

light yellow to apple green—

the reflected glow of lamplight on your face.

A sheen of moisture, the morning dew,

a droplet of mist condenses on cold fruit.


The background, the light changes.

I replace soft, spotted fruit with fresh,

discard the mustard plastic platter

for mango earthenware.


If I nibble along the back of the blushing pear,

no one will be able to see the difference

in the printed photograph.

Your smile gazing into mine knows.

I see the wink in your eyes.


c. Darlene Moore Berg


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One response to “Still Life with Pears

  1. o-o-o-o-o-o-oo!! This one is a little too hot to touch!

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