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MANGOES (voiced by Savaja)

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Running barefoot down
narrow paths sodden by
a deafening downpour
through mangroves and palms
 
in this land where
no corn grows, and
sugar cane rows blind the view
from un-tilled slopes of
low-slung emerald hills.
 
I don't recognize the rain,
it smells of volcanic ash
and sea salt burning
 
as I search for the stain
hopelessly trodden,
changing its course.
 
If only I could find a tree
that bears familiar fruit,
and see colors or hear sounds
that point me to you,
 
but I'm a stranger.
This path wends to the shore
where the island comes full circle,
 
offering dead things in the sand
and no escape
because you're not here.
 
I return to the fields
as rain fades green to grey
where no one else goes,
 
and I pray the way
back to you will be
in an armful of mangoes.
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Jade-Pandora
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
Published | Edited 24th Jan 2016
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