the opposite of a suicide note is an apricot

the opposite of a suicide note
is eating an apricot for the first time
it passes through you, it counts all your ribs
it is a body scan singing “happy birthday”

remember the garage sale where you sold all your firsts?
the apricot is the sweet burglar
stealing back all your wonder
she haunts the alternate ending
it has been four years

there are many things you promised yourself
you would never taste
love, fruit, the next morning
the apricot is the sweetest broken promise
you have ever made to your body

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