Life is luscious fruit

of many flavors and emotions

Take a deep bite

Snare the flesh between your teeth

And don't let go

Feel the juice drip down your lips

Stain your shirt

Stain your being

Taste the burning of emotions

And the bitter-sweet nectar

Searing through your tongue

Tears burning down your throat

Running down the inside of your cheeks

Now close your eyes and

Taste your life