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Persimmon Season 

It begins with
that delectable tongue
wrapped around mine
sweet embrace

Rare to find
one ripe enough at first
patience is rewarded--and required--
then they put to shame
the cacophony of
late autumn apples

It's almost enough
to compensate
for the loss of
summer's sweet corn

Carolyn Lehman

December 2020

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