Mango Fruit by Candace Meredith

He held a slice there –

teeth ripened with

mango juice, lips

perched top to bottom,


on colors vexing red,

blue, golden shell of

the bruised mango fruit –

difficulty penetrating


to the core:

deep center of the

laden mango. Sharing

little of its essence, I


on the outside, wanting

to be between them, the mango

fruit, in him where I

cannot be.


Ripe, whole, completely

yearning mango fruit

glowing around the contours

of his mouth, like curves


angled toward his loins –

dark, ripened, pungent tropical fruit

devoured beneath ember sun

by a native of Costa Rica


on the beach of Montezuma.


© Candace Meredith


Excerpt from the book Contemplation

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Candace Meredith About the Author

Candace Meredith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English Creative Writing from Frostburg State University in the spring of 2008. Her works of poetry, photography and fiction have appeared in literary journals Bittersweet, Backbone Mountain Review, Anthology 17, Greensilk Journal and The Broadkill Review.  She currently works as a Freelance Editor for an online publishing company and has earned her Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) from West Virginia University. Her first effort in writing a collaborative children’s book is a progress in the making and Candace anticipates seeing completion of the book in 2017.

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