Blog of Love: Day Six

February 13, 2016

Mucho Mango


The clank and scrape of spoon on dish,

the clatter of metal on enamel,

and the slurp


of you

consuming a bowl of cut fruit

is music


there are no words for.

You, eating, are all percussion,

a solo performance


of total absorption and

animal abandon

that makes me so crazy


I forget, for the moment,

how mucho mango


           you be.


John Terpstra is the author of several books of poetry and non-fiction. He is also a woodworker. In 2014, Wolsak & Wynn published a chapbook selection of his poems about making a new cross for a local church out of wood reclaimed from an old orchard (This Orchard Sound).


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