Sandra Fees – 1 poem

Halving a Peach After Our Argument


Paring knife held steady,

the wrist cranking an unbroken


circle then firmly twisting

two halves free just so,


the unwilling stone clinging

intact to one half, like a wordless


rift, my fingers tugging

the reluctant ragged seed,


until the alabaster culprit

relents, no match for my rigor,


banished to a swell of coffee

grinds and glossy flyers


from yesterday’s mail,

the slender knife never


released, slicing crescents now

letting them glide like small


coronals into morning’s melamine

bowl, spooning the soft curves


of light upward to my parted

lips, finding myself hungrier


than I knew, the peach more sour,

my grudge a luxurious gilding.


Sandra Fees is the author of The Temporary Vase of Hands (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and served a term as Berks County Poet Laureate (2016-2018). Her work has recently appeared in The Blue Nib, Kissing Dynamite, and Sky Island Journal

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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