Mangos and Avocados

 

Mangos, thick, exotic,

hot, ripe, orange fruit

Stick to your teeth.

Everywhere, hanging

from the trees.

Big as hands and feet.

Burst open,

rotting, covered with flies

on the ground,

and the smell

so sweet, so sweet.

 

Avocados, buttery

peel off the skins

eat them whole like apples.

Nothing like those

pale yellow things you get up North.

Taste like thick, rich dairy cream,

smother your tongue,

coat your throat,

you can’t stop eating,

it’s a short season!

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