L. B. Mek

Faulty instinct’s


Beside me, an apple is decaying

entrenched teeth marks

as a gluttonous array, of tell-tale signs

no autopsy needed for this atrocity 


I had no appetite, initially 

for a killing spree

till Spring’s succulent beauty

entrapped me;


vibrant red, glistening 

crisp skin, smoothly mesmerising 

perfectly ample curves, teasing

enthralled: by a single glimpse


I stare, blankly

my lips, still drip its sweet essence 

quenched taste buds, crooning

yet somewhere deep within


I mourn.

A vigil of gratitude 

momentary, yet timeless

and entirely heartfelt: in the moment.


Beyond my soon forgotten, of vanquished 

sun-kissed colours, glitter endlessly

a Pear-shaped outline sways

my eyes, refocus: hungrily. 


Across fate’s ley lines

hunger fuelled darkness, takes-aim

stalking, jewel adorned fingers

enticed, by their Fruit Conquering: prowess…



© L. B. Mek

May 2018


  • Neil Higgins

    Wonderful imagery LB
    "Across fate’s ley lines"
    What a great line.

    • L. B. Mek

      glad you could connect with this one my friend
      a tad more abstract than my usual scribble
      truly appreciate your supportive feedback!

    • Teddy.15

      Dearest Mek, I could see Adam in this piece probably from the very first line and your title. Succulent in imagery my dear friend, a treat for the soul a fantastic last stanza too. Thank you. X

      • L. B. Mek

        well, it does hint on a lot of different
        if interconnected, popular notes
        just glad you enjoyed the read, dear poetess
        humbly, I thank you!

      • aDarkerMind

        imagery at it's finest i would say.

        • L. B. Mek

          coming from you, that's just embarrassing
          but luckily I have the pride-o-meter level
          of a scavenger rat..
          so, I'll just trigger my ignorance barrier
          and say thank you! lol
          (ignore me, I'm just being silly my friend)

        • Jay-Lee Jane

          I adore this poem, the imagery used here is mind-blowing and i love it!

          • L. B. Mek

            I was just joking about this
            in the comment before you, lol
            y'all are just too kind
            but still, I recognise how lucky I am
            to be supported by such forgiving, gifted poets
            and so I thank you, sincerely!

          • Marie

            A superbly penned metaphoric poetic gem studded with stunning visual detail. Thank you for sharing, dear poet...

            • L. B. Mek

              well I got no words to reply to your
              rejuvenating comment
              and do it any justice, so I'll just
              plant a big smile on the screen here 😁
              and then replicate it on my face
              wear it all day,
              and treasure it: for a long, long time
              thank you!

              • Marie

                I am smiling also, so happy that my few words brought a big smile on your face too! Thank you, dear poet... Bless you always...

              • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

                Woah extraordinary poem, scintillating and metaphoric perhaps on the fruit, the apple. Kudos!!

                Plz do read and comment my newest poem too

                • L. B. Mek

                  thank you!
                  (but please know, I would have read your poem
                  without you commenting on mine;
                  and you should only comment
                  if you're interested in what you read
                  there is no hidden 'quid pro quo' system on MPS)

                  • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

                    Sure i will remember that for you but others will not comment on mine unless i expressly request them. And i only comment on a poem if i find it worthy and impressive to my taste on my rounds of reading. I don't give false praises. I found yours very interesting of course.

                  • spilleronsheet

                    Imagery at it’s best😌

                    • L. B. Mek

                      glad you liked the read, thank you!
                      for such an encouraging comment

                      • spilleronsheet

                        Your welcome 😊

                      • John Prophet

                        Very earthy write! ✍️

                        Great work.

                        • L. B. Mek

                          ok, I would have gone for fruity? lol
                          thank you!
                          appreciate your supportive comment

                        • Paul Bell

                          After Adam and Eve, did God go back to the drawing board. At least he kept the humble apple tree. Class write.

                          • L. B. Mek

                            I have never met eve or adam,
                            I have only met the consequences to my own choices..
                            thanks for taking the time to read and comment
                            really appreciate your encouraging words

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