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Doggerel at 2am. Why Grapes? I do not know. [May. 3rd, 2011|10:08 pm]
Nicodemus
Grape Expectations

What is the best grape fate?
What’s the ideal destiny?

To be eaten, plucked individually from a bundle by the sunned hand of a Florida retiree,
Or to be left, rotting and withering slowly on the vine before dropping shrouded seed?

To be preserved, in a vitrine cell on the pantry shelf,
Or to be mulched, uneaten leftovers of a third-grade lunch?

Is it more noble to be paired with peanut butter than spread on stark wheat toast?
What’s the true nature of the fruit
When it heeds the call of grapeness?
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2011-05-04 05:34 am (UTC)
You forgot being paired with humble yeast to create wine.
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[User Picture]From: melchar
2011-05-04 07:33 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's the 'preserved in a vitrine cell'

For me, I prefer raisins - grapes raised to wisdom and age
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