Some children have spiders in their
brains, pressing buttons at bedtime,
Other children have tapeworms.
Cynical parasites eating
juvenile appetites and vertebrae.
my children, come from
fertile plums and pears.
Summer fruit preparing
for decomposition at summer’s end.
As time goes, so skin shrivels,
plump curdles into plush and seeds
A fossil will not suck nutrients from dirt,
as it should,
as parasites do,
from Summer children.
These children prepare for
ripening. Drunk swans arrive in spring
mild pink bakery sleeps
while a Summer child
These children sit, arthritic,
decomposing. Smiling at
baby ripe fruit family.
fruits with tapeworm scorn
creating fossils for family to mourn.