Summer Fruit
Joanna Currey

July and

the slices

of tomato

on a white plate

with their spokes

and seeds

and salted glittering

light the room

window to door

like gum-red sunset

like your mouth

at dusk like

your mouth

in my kitchen in

my house like

your mouth like your

mouth like

your mouth
Joanna Currey is from Virginia. She holds an MFA in poetry writing from Vanderbilt University, and previously earned her BA from the University of Virginia. Her writing revolves around religion and religious subversion, human relationships to self and others, and the natural world. Joanna’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Juxtaprose, Nimrod International Journal, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others.

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