|A painting done for my Design class in high school. Inspired by "The Da Vinci Code" and my AP European History class.|
Tempera paint on 8x12inch paper.
NectarinesI said I preferred peaches,Nectarines by smurfofdoom
but you wanted a nectarine.
So we brought it back
and you portioned it out
and I found it wasn't better
only different. You went back
to your city, and I held the taste
in my mouth for days.
Curl the knife around the pit;
gently twist the halves apart.
Admire the honey-golden forms
and the rich-veined flesh.
So what did I buy at the grocer's
on St. Benedict's Street? Not
peaches, but smooth nectarines.
It is different in this country,
where pleasures have become
These days I cannot taste
except in memory.