Tagged: fruit

meeting a melon

meeting a melon
for the first time is
a tricky
affair – no amount
of knocking,
feeling the weight
in the palm of your
hand, looking for
skin discoloration or
telling scars will
help you unlock
its sweet secrets
.
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not everyone wants

not everyone wants
to grow their own – create, sustain,
and nurture the best

of most possible conditions
in the hopes that they bear fruit
.
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every three-point-two

every three-point-two
flights, we remember to ask
mom to prepare some

freshly cut apple pear slices
to soothe whatever the journey
.
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we stock our freezer

we stock our freezer
with summer berries for an
uncertain winter,

tucking them into october,
november, sliced into weeks
.
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at last, relief – like

someone decided

someone decided
that fig trees should
provide two
crops each year,
marking
the beginning
and the beginning
of the end of
summer, lest anyone
returns home too
early or too late, no
one has to miss out
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: crops

even after so

even after so
many mangoes
, the first bite
come mango season

will be a surprise – tart, sweet,
juicy, a distant memory
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: memory

january is

january is
discovering fruit where none
existed before
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: fruit

i am delicately

i am delicately
peeling into
this memory i have
of you – how we
rarely had
lychees
in our youth
unless
you were visiting –
maybe you’d carry
with you only
a small bag of
the sweet fruits,
and still, it was
up to us
to peel away
the tough outer
layer, past the inner
membrane,
to get to
the unforgettable
part, the stuff
of memories
.
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the patterns you

the patterns you
observe in time
are meant
to cushion every
anomaly, the way
packaging foam
hugs the curves
of each fruit
to hold the juices
in, keep from
bruising.
so don’t
be restless, my
dear, don’t
insist that you are
bored. sink into
the patterns
of our lives,
soak it in between
the days, the years
.
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