FIRST PLACE tasting a slice of melon the truck farmer's anxious smile Mark Alan Osterhaus SECOND PLACE green necklace in the melon patch lost all summer Patricia A. Laurent THIRD PLACE cloud over the sun... the last melon goes into the sack Hugh Waterhouse BELOW THIRD PLACE granddaughter eats watermelon from ear to ear DeeDee* this morning the smell of cantaloupe ripening Cindy Bene behind the rind melon water drips from her chin Paul MacNeil empty punch bowl-- beneath the couch melon balls --jason watermelon rind on the picnic table black ant trail ken kuniyuki heads turn to watch pale green melons rolling on the new asphalt Doug Sherman ripe melon in the black loam stray rabbit shang-ti Larry Gross three days and still not ripe my honeydew kim summer compost - tomato skins and watermelon rinds Hilary Tann opening a crate of ripe cantaloupes summer's first dawn paul m open air market ruby lipped children selling melon juice Carolyne evening barbecue - the scent of fresh-cut melon on someone's plate kirsten bishop sticky pages in the seed catalog - pickled melon doris kasson slicing cantaloupes under an orange umbrella - a bee trails the knife Ferris even as he sees it... the melon is devoured! ...that tinge of green Zoned Cat boys in the garden-- the melon's curve over knee-high corn Michael Dylan Welch
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