I’m sitting in the shade of the mango tree.
It’s a white-hot day but it doesn’t bother me
’cause it’s cool in the shade of the mango tree
The round ripe fruits of the mango tree
glow like sunsets all around me
and a warm rich perfume dizzies me
from the mango.
So there isn’t any place I’d rather be
than the dark green shade of the mango tree
with golden mangoes tempting me
on the mango.
© Kate O’Neil