-Fructose Allergy-

Fruit that is not yet ripe

Grows on a vine

That sprouts from my spine,

Empathizing with the grape

That has been squeezed

Stepped on and transformed.

Deflated before it is,

     Consumed and,

       Premeditated before it is,

         Resumed. All the while,


Sweet wine grows bitter

With age.

While developing in a bottle,

Empty and still,


Imprisoned in a cellar and,



          by Joel Santos (Joel is a DCA Supervisor @ The Augustine)