Some juicy packs need friends about,
with laughter dripping, dripping mash,
strands and stringy orange pulp,
sip slipware sliding uncontrolled,
fruit of the spirit, fleshy stuff.
It is no wonder there’s a blush,
and hard stone hidden, brown in gold;
of ways to eat a mango – cold
and frothy, mush-filled lassi glass.
Stephen Kingsnorth (Cambridge M.A., English & Religious Studies), retired to Wales from ministry in the Methodist Church due to Parkinson’s Disease, has had pieces published by on-line poetry sites, printed journals and anthologies, including Poetry Potion.
His blog is at https://poetrykingsnorth.wordpress.com/