it rolls around / like / the everything cold / rolls off my tongue / my teeth / the sharp / wind / winter’s chill / my heart numb / from you.
never did / anything seem dying / like you but I stood there / anyway. Stood to / drink / it in without / using my hands / but / they were tied / and all around me / I saw / only trees.
and on / those trees kiwis / were growing / and melons / and mangoes and / tomatoes. I thought / tomatoes don’t grow / on trees / but they were / there / growing.
And boats / were there / green boats on / blue / grass. boats bringing / people to the / trees / to eat / the kiwis / and the melons / and the mangoes and / the tomatoes. the / juicy red tomatoes / that should / not / have grown but grew / anyway.
And the / people / with bags on their / shoulders / ran to the trees / and plucked the / kiwis / and the melons / and the mangoes and the tomatoes / right from / the trees / peeling them / open / cracking into / the / fruit / tearing the orange / and green / and red / flesh from the rind / the juice / running / down their chins.
You were there / with a bag / on your shoulder / and with a kiwi / in each / hand / the juice / especially juicy / between your fingers / and you / smiled / at me / and I just / had to laugh / between your / teeth a kiwi seed.