The Brine of Summertime

Tuscan Melons

Life is a thump ripe melon, so sweet and such a mess.- Greg Brown

There’s nothing sweeter than tuscan cantaloupe 
in late summer’s bloom while a fiery setting sun 
illuminates a retreating turquoise sky

We sip on bold red wine, tasting fruit bursting
with sticky juices, blending with the salty brine
of prosciutto wrapped around each luscious slice

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics Always in Season

26 Comments on “The Brine of Summertime

  1. I love the term “thump ripe” ! I wonder about the cantelope, which some call muskmelon (which my mother called mushmelon) and the difference in the varieties. I suspect I’d like them all!!!

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  2. That sounds delicious! 💝💝 And “a fiery setting sun,” as backdrop is exactly what we need 🙂 Stunning write, Linda.

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