peachesĀ 

this is gentle fondness 

you cannot imagine. 

something like 

the first fuzzy peach 

you ever held.

remember ..?

the fibers held 

your tongue 

before your teeth 

left their impression, 

molded down 

onto soft 

flesh. 

.. only pit 

and memory 

stayed behind. 
 
 
– sheila c.