the middle makes it

spurting juice 
I catch it in my mouth
an apple
reminds me of you-
the days we shared


I talk into it
gibberish, incoherent
my mobile phone
gives me an earful
like the way you did


it wobbles
like an old man
this chair
I have had for years-
a landmark

I brush it
a tapestry forms on it
that wall
a witness to my joys
smudges speak of sorrows


I massage it
with gentle strokes
olive oil
on your skin
smooth as mine


From AppleHouse Poetry Workshop

… of 5 lines where the middle line acts as a pivot, i.e. it can be read in conjunction with the first two lines, or it can be read as the line that leads into the final two.


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