The Cloven Lychee Nut: Poems & Interview with Julie Bruck --- Ann Ireland | Numéro Cinq
If divorce is on your mind, that lychee nut might be cleaved, that delicious word that means both torn apart and joined, and what would that suggest about separation and loss? Maybe a villanelle's patterns of repetition won't narrow your possible word choices, but actually expand them, pointing to a word you'd never have considered, but which couldn't be more apt.