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Apr 2017
Desires aren't ripened tangerines
They do not fall off the tree when they are ready
They do not fertilize the roots below
They do not shrug off the sense of un-pickedness,
just like that,
Not like tangerines do.

Desires unspent are starving termites.
They bite into living bark
And burrow into the breathing deep
Past rings and rings of precious age.
They corrupt the tender core
And, soon, no new leaves grow
And no more fruit drops.
Héctor Oliveras Garcia
Written by
Héctor Oliveras Garcia  San Juan, Puerto Rico.
(San Juan, Puerto Rico.)   
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     ---, Jamadhi Verse and Leydis
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