An Undergraduate Literary Journal from UW-Milwaukee

Apple of Grenada

Poetry by Ashley Sprangers

After “Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate the Second Before Awakening” by Salvador Dali


Consider a pomegranate: skin
like a bruised elephant’s. Flamingo
legs the size of skyscrapers can’t
keep that pachyderm standing even
in the ocean. Puncture the peel
by bayonet point. The flesh
cracks open: here is a maze
of garnet roe trapped
in a honeycomb. A wayward bee
tries to reenter but there
are fish hatching: vibrant koi
with tigers in their wombs.