Produce

Sarah Bigham

First came the buds, which for some
became limes. For others, kiwis or
oranges. Over there, the pomegranates
and grapefruit. Always leading, the
first to arrive. No fruit salad is ever
complete without melon. Faint veins
on the rind, palmed like an oatmeal-filled
pastry bag. Hands off. Eyes up. Out.