Saturday, January 9, 2016

Fruit Bat

Grapes, mangoes,
sweet satsumas,
Apples, red.

My son loves fruit
and drinks only water.

We've called him Fruit Bat
since he was 2. He owns it,
with swagger.

Bats:  the only mammal to fly.
I hope he always does that, too.

© 2016 Jennifer Wagner


Fireblossom said...

Fruit bats are awesome. Your son sounds like he is, too.

Wendy Bourke said...

This is a delight. I love your tender "la famille" captures, Jennifer. They speak to the human heart: crossing borders, timelessly. Wonderful!

Jody Lee Collins said...

Oh, yes,

Magyar said...

__That sweet-tart tingle... no -added- sugar! fine! _m

brudberg said...

So tender.. so great what a mother can wish for.. fruit bats are a wonder of nature...

Tank said...

He's such an incredible kid, what an endearing poem about him! I love it

Grace said...

Good that he loves fruits...very sweet poem ~

Margaret said...

I so get this poem. Lovely and sweet

grapeling said...

i still can't get my 14 year old to eat fruit. you have a livewire, it seems... good. ~