When you picked me, you had the choice of so many.
All you had to do is use me as I wanted to be used, and not commit the worst sin, casting aside. You now cut me as if I were an over-ripe nectarine, burst skin, exposed soft inners.
You press on me with your rusty bacterial blade and finally I give way
as you clumsily slice through my flesh to the core of my creation and stop with jerk,
sliding off to the right to meet yet more flesh.
I am damaged forever never to be savoured or re-planted.
I will bear no more fruit for anyone and now lie open, unwanted, exposed and bruised
my life flowing away from the tainted, crumb covered, rancid stained sideboard, dripping onto a dusty red quarry tiled cracked floor.
My sweet liquid – now forming a seance around your discoloured, discarded, dirty, degenerated, and dogged cigarette butt,
as my nectar mixes with your vile dna and nicotine on the filter – unable to heal.
You callous consciously caved, calculated and cocooned carnivore with no love for the beauty and health that I offered.
The flesh that you destroy will consume you in time.