Fruitfulness Multiplied

Maracuyá

Tropical dusky skin
a mysterious zone between purple and brown
conceals deep orange passion:
slimy seeds of dazzling tartness
fused with a subtle sweetness
which dances on the tongue
like pulsing cumbia
in equatorial sun.


Macoun Apple

Reserved New Englander:
modest, drawing scant attention
sweet, yet acid in her reflections,
biting observations
just beneath her Yankee skin.
She reads Robert Frost in early autumn,
mottled in red and green
contemplating the round of seasons
and approaching gray days
of freezing death.

 

 

PROMPT #24: write about a particular fruit

 

 

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