Tagged: ripe

one spoiled, one ripe, one

one spoiled, one ripe, one
not quite – mom and i weighed the
first three figs of the

season, after circling
the tree for a juicy poem
.
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a basket of ripe

a basket of ripe
lemons offers a juicy
and particular

type of pressure – searching for
recipes that go beyond zest
.
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i always worried

i always worried
that i wouldn’t know how to
pick the freshest, sweetest,
ripest vegetables when
it came down to it,
standing in front of
a pile of greens, reds,
oblongs. in between
snippets of conversations
with fellow shoppers,
even ones who look like
they’re on a mission,
i finally realized
it’s mostly guesswork
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: guesswork

mid-november, sweet

there are moments

you are on your way

i must be

i must be
ripening so
deliciously
not unlike
peaches on the
tree. you are
showing unusually
keen interest.
it’s a tense
situation –
mosquito: seven
me: one
.
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slice into each

slice into each
hour for meaning,
make sure the minutes
are ripe –
they need not
all be at their
juiciest, but
don’t be afraid
if the spray
gets in your eye –
savor the jolt,
then resume
.
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between sunrise and

between sunrise and
sunset, each ripened
moment
can be
squeezed so
lovingly – whether
it is the sweetest of
mangos or the
sourest of kumquats
.
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in between what we

in between what we
say and do not
say, there are weighty
ellipses nearly
bursting underneath
all that
composure
,
and flourishing
commas ready to carve
into each ripened
pause. and still,
we pretend that
we have little
to do with the
delivery – we merely
bend the branches
and allow each other
to pick the fruits
.
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