Artist Bio:

Janet Butler teaches Test Prep in San Francisco and lives in Alameda with Fulmi, a lovely Spaniel mix she rescued in Italy. where she lived for many years, and brought back with her.   Some current or forthcoming publications are Pirene's Fountain, The Chaffey Review, The Rampallian, Miller's Pond, Poetalk, and Ascent Aspirations. "Searching for Eden" was published by Finishing Line Press in January, 2012.  "Upheaval" was one of three winning selections in Red Ochre Lit's 2012 Chapbook Contest.  One of her drawings was chosen as cover art for the Winter, 2013 issue of Poetalk, the poetry journal of the Berkeley Bay Area Poets' Coalition.

Fruit

Janet Butler

 

I like my dawns mint-flavored,
sky I can dip fingers into
scooping up its sweetness
fresh, with a tang of night
lingering.

I lick my fingers slowly,
stained still with night fruit
ripe, plump, tart,
low-hanging apples of Eden
we bit into.

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