Watermelon by Clementine Hunter

A Line of Blue Sky

What is it about the watermelon

that attracts the artist’s brush.

This artist worked as a field hand

picking cotton on a Louisiana plantation.  

Can you imagine the heat, the bone

weary boredom and how much this

red red fruit peppered with black

teardrop seeds might mean to

a woman quarantined by being

unable to read or write.