June 2012

When You Lift the Avocado to Your Mouth

A new poem

by Troy Jollimore
What matters is that when you lift the avocado to your mouth
you bend all your senses toward it, yet
allow a sliver of its flavor to escape


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Troy Jollimore’s most recent collection of poetry is At Lake Scugog (Princeton University Press, 2011). His first collection, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry in 2006. His other books include Love’s Vision (Princeton, 2011) and On Loyalty (forthcoming from Routledge in August).

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