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A Secret🍎
















By Schuyler Paige Brooks 

Copyright ©2024


I ate an apple to its core.

Licked and sucked the mouth

Shaped holes left by my teeth.


I nibbled the fruit and remembered 

People saying flesh when talking 

Of meat: plant and human and


I found arousal as I tasted sweetness

Upon my own lips, as I thought about you 

in the other room unaware.



About Schuyler Paige Brooks:

Schuyler is a MFA student at the University of Arkansas. They are a creator in several arts, a dedicated poet, and an avid reader. They have been published in Applause, an undergraduate literary journal at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Isele Magazine’s Queer Joy Quarterly, and the inaugural issue of Shadowplay literary journal at the University of Arkansas - Monticello.



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