Something Hard to Swallow



Adam’s apple stuck —
Meaty apple of discord…
Spare rib miscarriage!

About this poem

How a mythological tale can become an enduring bone of contention.

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Written on January 08, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on January 08, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    We all have an an Adam's apple but does the man have one rib short !
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Soulwriter
    Nicely punned :)
    LikeReply2 years ago

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