Malevolence

Blinds pulled shut
vertical and clicking,
cover rotting sill.

Peach-fuzz flesh
smooth-a-licious,
hides crawling worm.

What lies within
the house,Β its fruit
hidden from view

imperceptible
until we bite.

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Sharing with dVerse, Poets’ Pub for their open link night. Bjorn is tending bar tonight! If you love poetry, check out this wonderful concept!

39 thoughts on “Malevolence

    • lillian February 18, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Ah….about to head out for a restaurant dinner….many thanks for the kind words! I’ve always liked the word “delicious.”

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  1. Linda Kruschke February 18, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    I’ve never liked peaches (though I do like white-flesh nectarines), and now I like them even less so. On the other hand, I like your clever poem. Peace, Linda

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 9:12 am

      Thanks Linda. Well, I do love a good peach when it’s juicy and minus the worm! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Victoria C. Slotto February 18, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    This happened to us at the end of summer. The hubby picked up a flat of gorgeous looking peaches at CostCo and they were just atrocious inside.

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 9:13 am

      Ugh! It’s like when you buy one avocado to make your guacamole for company, get home, cut in and….yech! 😳

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  3. Grace February 18, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    I do love peaches but I admire the metaphor of evil of the worm in the fruit ~ If we are not careful, indeed we will bite & not noticed anything amiss ~

    Love the sparse yet crispy words ~

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 9:14 am

      Fun description….crispy words! 😊. Thanks for the read and glad you liked it!

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  4. Mary February 18, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Ha, this reminds me of the old adage, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Sometimes you can’t judge a peace by its outer flesh. I remember sometime being SO disappointed when I have waited to savor a mango I have bought and then inside all is brown. Kind of a metaphor for life in many ways, I think. Surface is only surface.

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 9:16 am

      Ah…the metaphor is so true in so many ways. A couple we think is so happy but we have no idea what goes on behind those clicking blinds…the evil worm indeed!

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 9:16 am

      Thank you! Just getting to my reading this AM … Always enjoy seeing your magical words…

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  5. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg) February 19, 2016 / 12:23 am

    Oh the thing that hides inside.. Can we see the fangs hidden by those lips? The heart of stone underneath the alabaster skin? I love the metaphor of the peach. And I do love a good peach.

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 6:16 am

      Yeah….. You understood what I was about here. You, my dear Bjorn, are a peach (minus the worm)!! 😊

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 6:16 am

      It does indeed … And so many times so many things do…. Glad you liked it.

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 6:17 am

      Happy I am to read your words! Many thanks!

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  6. Misky February 19, 2016 / 5:58 am

    I keep thinking ‘a toy surprise in every box’ …

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 6:18 am

      Ah….thanks for the smile over my first cup this morning! β˜•οΈ

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  7. ShirleyB February 19, 2016 / 6:57 am

    ‘smooth-a-licious,’ Ha – what lies beneath? Good write with undercurrents.

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    • lillian February 19, 2016 / 9:18 am

      Oh Melinda….laughing I amπŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€!!! Maybe a new career for me????

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      • Melinda Kucsera February 19, 2016 / 10:04 am

        I’ll write you a recommendation! Actually just send then your poem. It makes more sense than their definition!

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  8. Em February 19, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Oh wow. This is exceptional. It’s one of my favorites from Open-Link Night.

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    • lillian February 20, 2016 / 5:51 am

      Oh my. Many many thanks for the wonderful reply. Smiling I am over my first cup this morning reading this. Have been away from internet with company this weekend…so delightful to see your read and reply this early morn.

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  9. Magaly Guerrero February 19, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Peaches are delicious. And your poem makes me appreciate the good ones even more. β™₯

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    • lillian February 20, 2016 / 5:52 am

      Ah yes — appreciate the good ones……..a wonderful phrase applicable to so much more than peaches πŸ™‚ Thanks for the read and our lovely comment here! Appreciative I am.

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  10. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack February 19, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    Lillian –
    Love the transitions in this from inorganic to organic and how – whether fabricated or living – both are equally facilitated at concealing what crawls within our personal spaces;)
    am:)

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    • lillian February 20, 2016 / 5:53 am

      Ah my friend….many thanks for the very understanding reply! You’ve crawled inside my head and read exactly what was going on. Almost like sitting sharing a cup and chatting about our posts together — come visit Bermuda! πŸ™‚

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  11. mishunderstood February 20, 2016 / 1:27 am

    You never know what lies beneath the exterior. I enjoyed the reference to the peach.
    Perhaps we should never judge a peach…..hmm….by it’s fuzz? πŸ˜‰

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    • lillian February 20, 2016 / 5:54 am

      Ah, smiling I am over my first cup this morning! Love your reply here! Thanks so much for the read and so glad you liked it!

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    • lillian February 21, 2016 / 5:58 am

      Exactly! Nice to see you here over my first cup of coffee on this Sunday morn! πŸ™‚

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    • lillian February 25, 2016 / 7:56 am

      Thank you, Margaret. Appreciate your words here πŸ™‚

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  12. Bekkie February 27, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Watch out for that worm! My grandma used to say, “Just a little extra meat.” Lol!

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