In the fruit bowl

Tomorrow unwinds itself
on the tomato vine, redder
than yesterday but still
not as juicy if I could just
wait another day.

Patience tastes sour
on my tongue —lemon juice
forcing a pucker on my lips —
and while the days
pile up like fruit in a fruit bowl

I still turn to you to replace
my sour face
with something sweeter,
strawberry juice
on the corner of my mouth.

© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Mish hosts at dVerse today and invites us to think outside of the fruit bowl.

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now!

28 thoughts on “In the fruit bowl

  1. This is absolutely stellar writing, Philip 🙂 especially resonate with; “Patience tastes sour on my tongue —lemon juice
    forcing a pucker on my lips.”💝💝

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