Saturday Morning at KCC

I go early to Kapi’olani

in cherimoya season and the

two swift weeks of Golden Glow

mangoes flown in from Maui.

God embodied in flesh,

nectar dripping as you gasp

wordless praise.  The online

Japanese tour guides recommend

fried green tomatoes and lehua

honey.  The lines stretch out

impolite tourists purchasing gifts

for the folks back home.  I stay

ahead of the local chefs pulling

wire carts laden with Pupukea

greens, gaidon and neki,

liliko’i and avocado.  They’ll wipe

a seller out in a second.  By the

Thai stall, the waft of guava-

smoked meats grabs me.

I moan over a lobster

empanada, clutch my taro

puff pastry for later as I

linger over orchids: dendrobiums,

vandas, cattleyas, bedazzled

eyes and nose, seduced at last

by this oncidium, burying my face

in chocolate

vanilla fragrance. Walking slow

in a trance as a ‘ukelele

moves the hula dancer,

her graceful arms beckoning

me to join her, the final step

in my paradisiacal morning.

CherimoyaKCCFarmersMarket copy

Written for the dverse prompt: To market, to market

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

11 thoughts on “Saturday Morning at KCC”

  1. Details like this
    “God embodied in flesh,
    nectar dripping as you gasp
    wordless praise.’
    and you’ve taken me there! We’ve loved visiting the farmers markets in Hawaii during trips there!

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  2. Hi Victoria! Very wonderful work! Honest expression shared openly. I am having an existential crisis tonight. I invite you to come visit me, cross my bridge of dreams, and listen to Joni sing like an angel!

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