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To Fredda…

POETIC INSPIRATION Horton Hears a Who, by Dr. Seuss.
A FAVORITE BUS MEMORY Riding over the Duwamish and watching the activity on the river.
DREAM DINNER PARTY Martin Luther King Jr, William Shakespeare, Lillian Hellman, Gandhi, Doris Lessing, Simone de Beauvoir, Hannah Senesh, Walter Benjamin.

fruitility

fruitility \fru-‘til-et-e\ n. pl –ties
A reluctant student of combat in the skirmish
of blackberry guerilla warfare, I decimate my foe
each summer, only to be ambushed the next spring
by white helmets and thorny teeth. My strategy
is simple: wait until the time is ripe and, sweet revenge,
devour them.

fruitility

fruitility \fru-‘til-et-e\ n. pl –ties
A reluctant student of combat in the skirmish
of blackberry guerilla warfare, I decimate my foe
each summer, only to be ambushed the next spring
by white helmets and thorny teeth. My strategy
is simple: wait until the time is ripe and, sweet revenge,
devour them.

Fredda Jaffe

Seattle / Brooklyn, NY

 
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