Taste everything

O taste and see

the subway Bible poster said,
meaning The Lord, meaning
if anything, all that lives
to the imagination’s tongue,

grief, mercy, language,
tangerine, weather,

to breathe them, bite,
savor, chew, swallow, transform
into our flesh our
deaths, crossing the street, plum, quince,
living in the orchard and being
hungry, and plucking
the fruit.

Denise Levertov, O Taste and See

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