Tagged: ripe

the fig tree is ripe

the fig tree is ripe
with robins this morning, knocking
off heavy fruit to

pick at across the lawn as
we wait for the main event
.
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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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