Ode to the Almond



The most precious
jewel,
treasure chests
piled in the palace of sultans
overflow with your
ageless
goodness,
I, like a thief in the night,
enjoy your riches
from the confines
of my secret cave,
the pantry.

A golden nugget,
shattered
within my mouth
like a sweet and gentle
bomb.

A brown rhino's knee cap
containing a hidden
lake
of milk
Oh, Brown Raindrop!
I drink
your reservoirs
to hydrate
my soul.

Your taste
enchants
like the captivating
rhythm
of a jungle
drum.

I eat you
half a heart,
my heart,
a crisp and gleeful
legless
beetle,
light as a pumice pebble,
dense as
a black hole.

Raw,
you bring me
to naked beginnings.

Roasted,
a fire erupts,
writhes
and dances
until coming
to comfortably
sleep in the
den
of my core.

1 comment:

  1. The deepest of prayers have no words.

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