Poems

Nana Ollerenshaw:

Christmas Mangoes   Christmas brings mangoes round, pendulous resplendent like breasts. They look tempting to caress and afterwards to eat the sweet smooth flesh sliding off the fingers, mango after mango in the summer heat, a time of letting go. But later comes a heaviness a surfeit of the fruit a drowning in excess. Mangoes have become a holiday that lasts too long, a song that now has ended, a wish to say goodbye, to go back to the time before those golden rows of mangoes caught the eye. Nana Ollerenshaw   Christmas Mangoes Christmas brings mangoes round, pendulous resplendent…

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