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  • Gary Hunter

The Mango Man

handing out

home grown mangoes

always gives my image

a nice boost


and what did I do

to deserve the glow

in their faces those

breathy words of gratitude?


not much threw some water

and a little fertilizer

on a tree that’s lived quite

independently over the years


but that’s how some folks

are remembered


for special kindnesses


for sharing riches

others don’t have


for me it’s just

giving away

more than I could use

anyway

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