Cati Porter



1. A picture of fruit; decoration by representation of fruit.
2. A confection of fruit. [Obs.] Nares.

She allows him to pick her when she is sweetest and she lays herself down in a tub of sugared water. It is only at this hour that he can admire her, when the light is a certain shade of ripe.

She has been taken from the tree out back. There are so many he can hardly consume them all.

He has laid her out across the canvas of the lawn.

He photographs her just this way, the light so bees all around.  


Cati Porter is editor of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry and associate editor for Babel Fruit. She has recent poems in the anthologies Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel -- Second Floor (No Tell Books), White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press) and Letters to the World (Red Hen Press), with a chapbook, small fruit songs, forthcoming from Pudding House Publications. Visit her blog at


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