Selected Works, Volume One On Sale
Jerry Prager, author of Legends of the Morgeti vol 1 &2 has published selections of poetry and prose from three of his previously published books, his blog The Well Versed Heart and unpublished works. On Sale at Macondo Books, the Bookshelf, in Guelph and the Eden Mills Writers Fest.
D'Etre Raisins

No sour grapes these,

rather the withered sweetness
of seasons lengthened
to aged fruition
chewed introspectively.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

On Our Way to Disney World

She may have been eighty-five,
black, a bandanna holding gray curls back

and a print dress faded and
contoured down grandmother curves,
eating a grape;

not as you or I would eat them,
a cluster at a sitting:

she was leaning on her porch railing,
sucking a solitary grape held in her fingertips
like an egg in an egg cup,

her eyes on us, talking about the city
needing her street, taking her house
and there being nothing she could do about it;

that one grape still in her fingertips
five minutes later when we left, glancing back.

circa early 1980's
from Providence on the Itinerant
and Selected Works

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