• Strawberries
    My face is freckled.
    My arms, my legs, my hands and feet
    all spotted with speckles of permanent dirt.
    The other fruit might snicker
    playfully tease
    as the strawberry externally shows its seeds.
    Exposure to the sun leaves its warning on my skin,
    while others internally absorb it.
    Blueberry, watermelon, nectarines,
    all hide their makings,
    while I proudly show it.