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Poetry Pause- Thoughtful Voyeur: Woman and Cantaloupe

July 6, 2010

I am soooo burned out after an afternoon of working on all sorts of projects that needed my attention… about two weeks ago.  So, here’s another poetry pause that I found a couple days ago that made me feel refreshed in heart and mind.  Now off to actually MOVE my computer stiffened body… Enjoy!

Thoughtful Voyeur: Woman and Cantaloupe

by: Cindy Gregg

Watch her select it
over sassier summer
fruits, carved offerings
of purple, yellow,
red in a supermarket
stunned with
fluorescent light.

Seeing her slice it open,
ponder how the melon
secrets its exquisite
pastel beneath a rough,
webby exterior, silent
protest to the showy
outer life of
its every former
neighbor – apple,
banana, strawberry, grape.

Later on, recall
the knife’s decisiveness,
the sudden exposure of
such a pleasing hue,
its juicy glisten
brightening, gladdening
her stark white kitchen
with a brief and modest blush.

(from the wonderful Writer’s Almanac on 06 July, 2010).

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