• Gary Hunter

Melon-choly - April 30, 2022

can’t remember how

I became the family’s

melon-cutter


the one-handed wash

and dry of a cannon

ball is no easy trick


nor is sawing through

its armor plate to make

deliverable fruit wedges


unless I slice and dump

the seedy slush and

cut off the tough rind

the beast will sit and deflate

eventually shift to the smell

of an old sneaker


which is why

I’m never too sorry

if it rolls off the counter

when my back is turned

and my only job is to

wipe up a bad memory

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