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Sport 24: Summer 2000

How to Eat Cape Gooseberries

page 165

How to Eat Cape Gooseberries

for Chris

and one by one.
Stay close
to where you found them.

After they've rolled
from palm to mouth
there will be flare-ups
and husks on brittle hangers.

But these orange berries
that flare and disappear—
they're fruit, and should be
taken lightly.