Watermelon

For summertime fun,
Chill a watermelon
Big enough for everyone
Who might want some!

There might be talk
About whether to use salt.
Don’t rudely gawk
If at taking the shaker they balk.

Don’t eat at a table,
That’s purely a fable.
Avoid a finicky label
And stand if you’re able.

That’s better for spittin’
The seeds at the kitten.
With the fruit you’ll be smitten
At the first chunk you’ve bitten.

One fact I’ll confess –
Don’t don a suit or a dress.
You’re gonna be a mess
When you finish, more or less.

Can’t spit the seeds a mile?
Well then, make a little pile.
At the fun you’re sure to smile,
Chin a’ drippin’ all the while.

Faces will get slicky,
And hands will get sticky,
Can’t be too picky
Or you’ll feel a bit icky.

Don’t eat and run.
Enjoy another one!
With luck and sun
You’ll grow watermelons.

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About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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