The Scent of Mango

by Charlotte Bengsch

 

wikipediaThere are mango fibers

stuck

between my front teeth …

Yes,

I sucked on the pit of a mango.

 

Sometimes, you just can’t

help it!

Especially … when you’ve got one

thats tree-ripe and juicy

and

the smell takes you back to when

you

were a little girl in Africa walking

on the beach or

through the market where

the scent of mango

drips

languidly from the very air itself

…ahhh …

the ripe mango.

 

A bit like life –

potentially delicious, irresistible

and self-indulging.

 

And even,

when all the flesh is gone

and only the pit is left

you can suck off

every last drop of juiciness –

there is much to enjoy

you can ignore the fibers

lodging

in your teeth until

that’s all that’s left … a

naked pit and you –

you with mango

stuck in your teeth.

Nasty feeling really,

but, easily remedied.

Not to worry –

a little floss and you’re good

to

rush right back to the market

and get another

luscious,

sweet, nectar-dripping mango.

Life can be so amusing!

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