HAMARTIA


Failure
Reached out
And plucked me,
Though I be
Apple yet unripe.

She has
Eaten me
From within.
Now,
I am but a shell.

She poked her fingers
Into my belly
And took away my heartbeat.
Now,
I am but a carcass.

She came
With an empty basket,
To plunder me.
Now,
I am an empty barn.

Rose, I am;
He offers me,
She sniffs and smiles,
But they see not
The abscess in my stalk.

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