coconut – rough brown spheres with surprisingly silky sweet juice inside; shreds of pure white snow with the taste of tropical countries; sweet, but not too much
~ the smell of summer sand and summer seas
mango – a piece of home in strange tides; fleshy and round and the epitome of ‘fruit’; a perfect harmony of sweet and sour
~ like gold, but more edible
watermelon – a bump of green fruit with papery red flesh; a blood red sea enclosed in a lightning bolt fence of forest and grass; your mother probably swelled up like it with you inside
~ endless spoonfuls of refreshment for breezy backyard days
It’s (near the end of) summer.