The sweetness of summer dripped from my chin
Juicy mangoes with their golden skin
whose fragrance coated the humid air
what temptation for a child to bear
plump fruits dangling from a neighbor’s tree
so worth the neighbor’s chase and my scraped knee.
Summer will always remind me of mangoes whose golden flavor and fragrance are unrivaled. Call me biased, but there is no other fruit that is as sweet or as delicious as ripe Philippine mangoes. 🙂
This stylized summer memory has been written for DVerse’s Meeting the Bar prompt – Couplets for the Solstice given by Frank Hubeny.