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2021-08-11T14:03:50-07:00September 21st, 2012|Nature|

Papaya

You clearly think
you are a salmon

thick flesh
orangey-pink

belly full of eggs
shiny and slippery
like little dark grapes.

I remember the time you fell out of the bag
into the ocean
as we were walking up the ramp
to the cabin.

I wonder,
did you try and try
to flex your lumpy shape,
excited to finally prove
you could swim

and when you lay
strangely still
on the ocean floor,
did you call out to the fish

it’s okay
I am happy
to have died
at home.

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