Super-Sweet Peach

Blossoms in May,

fruiting in June.


You shade the backyard.

You flirt with the squirrels.

You nourish the groundhogs.


Shrouded in netting, yet still you are pillaged,

and all that remains

are pits underfoot.


-Jennifer Gauthier


Jennifer Gauthier is a professor of media studies at Randolph College in Southwestern Virginia. She has new poems published (or forthcoming) in Tiny Seed Literary Journal, South 85, Gyroscope Review and Nightingale & Swallow. She is currently at work on a chapbook of poetry inspired by women who have been neglected by official history.