Apricity Press Issue 2 March 2017 - Page 32

MOLTING JAVIER PEREZ

Men

like fruits

that hang like sandbags

that, when untied,

fall like teardrops

and cover the world

in sandcastles

for Men

to hide emptied fruit rinds in

and play clumsy

when castles fall

by

the high tides

of coming storms

dissolving into quicksand

to keep hiding

fruit rinds in and

spitting seeds into

that sink

deep ,

get watered

by unnatural

rainfalls,