“flesh against flesh” by L. K. Thayer

peach flesh, against flesh

aging, withered and worn

dry as a desert without a drink

your pulse beating

pitted against time

the juice has been squeezed

the rhyme has rhymed


we must change

as the seasons

teach us

L. K. Thayer

Peach Foto by

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© 2010



  1. lkthayer · December 10, 2010

    I love your foto so much, thank you 🙂

  2. jacquelyn · December 10, 2010

    there is music in your words. It was beautiful

    • lkthayer · December 11, 2010

      Thank you Jackie, I hear it too I’m glad you do…

  3. Lordy · December 10, 2010

    The sands slipping thru your fingers and blowing in the wind.

    • lkthayer · December 11, 2010

      Thank you my dear Lord Hicks…

  4. Roz Levine · December 11, 2010

    I love the ending. We need to all listen with an open heart to the many clues we’re givent to lead a good life. Great poem.

    • lkthayer · December 12, 2010

      Thank you Roz, indeed! 🙂

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