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  • by Janet St. John

Art & Soul Short #43

The Afternoon Meal (La Merienda). Luis Meléndez (Spanish, Naples 1716–1780 Madrid). ca. 1772. Oil on canvas. 41 1/2 x 60 1/2 in. (105.4 x 153.7 cm). Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art open access.


No more than the one

in the web, that world

inside the autumn squash,

senses the world outside

firm flesh, thick-slick skin,

tangled green umbilical cord,

soil from which it feeds,

grows, sun from which it draws,

swells, air it dwells in,

water-life from bulging clouds.

Does it know? That sky,

atmosphere, beyond, the possibility

within, ever-expanding.

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