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Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine, Chewing Fruit and Legumes

04.10.11 Posted in Contributor Series 8, today's words by

The series ends with this. And is there a better way to end a series on food? I didn’t think so.

Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine

Chewing Fruit and Legumes

By Julie Ellinger Hunt

    You made garbanzo beans

and figs

and hired a cherub to fly


flap her wings,

and make perfect shadow

dances on concrete.

    You pulled the figs apart

holding their weightiness

in large palms,

the heat from sun

and breath

and beans

fogged your glasses up.

    “Chewing Fruit and Legumes,”

you said, would

make a perfect poem.

The cherub dove

down and snatched

your glasses from your face,

then a fig,

    then a kiss.

I just giggled and

asked the cabana boy

for another drink.

And another hour

with you in this silly dream

that makes me smile.

Julie Ellinger Hunt’s most recent poem to appear at vox poetica was Hidden Behind the Font (March 2011).

2 Responses to “Contributor Series 8: Feast and Famine, Chewing Fruit and Legumes”

  1. This played out nicely. I wanted to join you.

  2. Stan says:

    I think the whole world wants to be in a place like this.

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