Fruit of the vine of a different kind
Encased in green and white rind
Thick cartilage pulp protects the sweetness
Cut through the rind for a sea of sweet goodness
Red pulp encasing seeds of life
Black and white they live without strife
Spit the seeds and savor the pulp
Melts in your mouth with each big gulp
Juices running down both sides of your mouth
Savoring the goodness // it’s summer in the South
For our d’Verse prompt, Kim asked us to write a poem about a fruit, both before and after it is cut. I decided to call watermelon a fruit, full of sweet goodness.
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*Botanically Speaking. Any botanist worth his salt will tell you that watermelons are fruit, and believe it or not, they actually are placed in the “berry” subset of fruit.
*Ask a Gardener. A backyard gardener may classify watermelon as a vegetable based on gardening techniques. …