“summerfruit” by Madalyn R. Lovejoy

a suckled summerfruit
bearing bounty twice as heavy
syrup-coated hands consider the core,
moving with deft fingers to savor sweet flesh

Madalyn R. Lovejoy (She/they)
Madalyn R. Lovejoy is a part-time barista, data analyst, and student at the University of Iowa studying Psychology and Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies. She volunteers at the local Women’s Resource and Action Center and plays D&D with her friends. They enjoy spending time reading books that make them question humanity, listening to music, and being out in nature. Forthcoming work will appear in Boundless Volume VII.