Friday, December 23, 2011

In Which Tomatoes Are Less

Tomatoes ought to stop you three feet away by scent alone -- earthy, round, and ripe. Strawberries, too, should have the fragrance to pull you from your mind back to a world that is red and full. 

I worry for us. Nose pressed hard against unblemished skin, I smell an absence of life.

What have we done?

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