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Poem: "Insistent Chemistry"

This poem came out of the June 1, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a photo prompt from moosl referring to Himalayan wild blackberries.  It was sponsored by janetmiles as part of the 2010 Holiday Poetry Sale.

Insistent Chemistry


The sun
turns flowers into jewels,
then continues
the slow transformation
as emeralds
become rubies
become black sapphires.

As the colors change,
so too sour becomes sweet,
carbon and hydrogen and oxygen
forging themselves into sugar
in the heat of the
sun's insistent chemistry.

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