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Nash, Edith / Practice the here and now: selected writings of Edith Nash
(2001)

Nash, Edith
Three fruits,   p. 29


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  29Three Fruits
Orange-yellow juicy flesh
Melon falls in pieces
There's a brown flecked banana
Lying in its basket
And the wrinkled peaches
Shed their skins in hot water
All these fruits are ready
To eat, to wish for, to remember
A handsome man ordering breakfast
In a Santa Fe café
"I'll just have 3 fruits today
Whatever you have..."
Let it go from long ago
All the peelings into the compost
Seedlings grow — Omen of new fruit.


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