Monday, November 19, 2012

Bitter-Sweet Pods of Acacia

Sweet Bitter Pods of Acacia
Dr Abe V Rotor
Mature pods of acacia 

I wonder how you can make sugar,  
     from the sun to leaves to pods;
wouldn't the same process I know,
     unlock the secret of the gods?

I made your pods into syrup;
     if goats love it, why can't man?
But, oh, how I brought Golgotha 
     down, its taste is next to none. 

I fermented your pods into wine,
     Ambrosian taste my goal,
Oh, not even by nature's aging
     could make a drinker a fool.

I looked up at your spreading crown,
        and wondered what good you're meant,
   cracked your pods for a final taste  
       of life's bitter-sweet taste and scent. ~   

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