DAVID SIPOS

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LIFE AS FRUIT

As a newborn
his mother used to say

he was fresh-picked,

cute as a cucumber,

the apple of her eye.

In jr high, he hated

boxer shorts
choosing instead to wear

tight, bikini

Fruit of the Loom

grape smugglers.

Boys in the locker room

called him
sweet, but
meanwhile, he was

overly concerned with

melons

cherries
and the unpredictable

nature
of bananas.

 

 

In college, he

dated a tomato
or two
but married a real

peach of a girl

he called sweet pea.

And as an adult
when he sat down
to hear the results
of the tests
on his pear-shaped body,
the doctor compared the size

of his tumor
to a grapefruit.

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"Conversation" by Wendy Caldwell Maloney. Watercolor.

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