Fault Circle

1.Flaw
The despair of a pear with blemishes:
they’d only consider
cuts away from wholeness

2.Love Not
Not well rounded
not shapely
to be loved like
a polished apple in
someone’s eye,
pears are love not

3.Ritual
Falling from grace
into promiscuous
fruit cocktails
the ménage ashamed became

4.Ecstasy
Mixing it up
stirring fruit juices
faux fulfillment of squeezes
temporary eases,
the lame excuses for more fruit were

5.Scars
Blemishes galore
none from glory
just adulterous
conquests in shame,
cuts away
from wholeness,
are despair

1.
The despair of a pear with blemishes
cutting away from wholeness

3.
Into promiscuous
fruit cocktails
the ménage ashamed became

5.
Blemishes galore
none from glory

1.
The pear is despair,
shame oozing
—- Douglas Gilbert

Poetry Books By Douglas Gilbert

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