All Objects Reveal Something About the Body - Catie Rosemurgy
Crisp is to the apple what
flexed is to the body.
Being bitten is to the crisp apple
what walking is to the ripe body, but it's more complicated than that:
the apple of the face has been given
to the running juice of the body
and the body, which is often gracious,
makes it shine.
Having a core is to the apple
what having a core is to the body, city, method, circumstance, endeavor.
Having a core is flower-shaped and hurts
in the way that having a shape hurts, which is to say
it hurts ironically, because to have limits
is not just to make a declaration upon a mountainside,
it is also to be the mountainside. Having a flowering core
also hurts in the way that being flower-like always hurts,
which is to say sexually, as if the whole self
has exceeded the skin, which it hasn't, which means
we always seem to be opening but never ever do.
Both these types of suffering color the air
when we pause to have them. The affected atoms
are hard to see amongst the billions
of sofa atoms, newsprint atoms
but, like the illnesses in the crystalline sea, they are there.
Red apple sliced, quartered, salted. Green apple,
alone in the basket.
Anything left on the shelf becomes weak,
suggestible, vulnerable to other shapes, hungry to be refilled
by something other than itself,
a poison apple.
The joining we do with others needs containing.
Imagine the mess. Imagine a finger touching the sack of the heart.
Imagine being stopped, controlled that powerfully.
Imagine nothing like that being possible. Nothing ever stopping you
at the root of the breath. Huge apple.
The world in reference to you. How you move. Time a backdrop.
Or close the other eye: you in reference to the world.
How it varies and happens simultaneously.