Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Poem -



You stand a watermelon on the table.
In a flash of blade the melon
zips into slices of red moons.

You take one and your mouth
slides on it like playing a harmonica,
red juice dribbling through your fingers.

Under your green dress, a pond
is rippling while black seeds
are sliding on the plate like tadpoles.

from Jianqing Zheng's The Landscape of Mind, Slapering Hol Press

Jianqing Zheng is associate professor and Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Mississippi Valley State University. He is a member of The University Press of Mississippi Board of Directors and editor of Valley Voices: A Literary Review.



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