Melons

Melons

When asked if the melon is ripe

The girl behind the counter at the Chinese-Canadian Deli

Sniffs the pale green globe, shakes her head

And pointing to a small beige circle, says:

 

This is the melon’s bottom

The melon is ripe,

When the bottom smells sweet.

 

While outside,

The Christmas traffic

Stalls on Dunbar Street.

 

Photo: Sitting on the Fence (2)

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