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Taking Out The Rubbish

By Nancy J. Wallace / October 8, 1997



Unclasping its accordion

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of empty

pink compartments,

The grapefruit is a lady's

lustrous purse:

Eggshells nested one

within

the other -

Kleenex tissue crumpled

into wilted

white carnations; and a pure

aesthetic

pepper purled

with mold:

Every detail freed

from function's

hold.