Aril

red stiffens into a single sough

flush                      and plump, a spectacle stained from a pomegranate

split in two

ruddy

and

blushing

and

      dripping

            nectar

~~~

Natasha Teymourian is a Brazilian poet and artist based in San Diego, where she got her BA in Literature & Writing Studies from California State University San Marcos. She is the Editor in Chief of Epigraph Press and author of Recurrent Events, published in 2018.

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