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.