good fruit

where I come from fruit is a love language

my grandmother offers us pomegranate seeds as the cure for any ailment

my mother always makes sure that there are apples in the house when I visit

my dad always eats the mango seed and saves the flesh for my sister and I

you bought lychees when we stopped at the grocery store

they were your favorite you said

I had never eaten them before so

you carefully opened each one before handing it to me

peeling fruit on a first date

and I realized,

I’ve had them ebfore

once, so long ago

I forgot how sweet they could be

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