By Gudrun Bortman
August tomatoes fill my blue pottery bowl—
Cherokee purple Black Krim
& that Brandywine!
orange and crimson brushed like a sunset—
a madness of color.
Sun-sated there’s the ghost of pungent vine.
I slice into a heart-shaped fruit halved
the flesh glistens blood shades
seeds like zygotes
tight in their cradling chambers
And O! that sweetness moist heart of summer
Gudrun Bortman grew up in Hamburg, Germany. She is an artist, garden designer and a poet. Her poems have been published in Sukoon Literary Magazine, Panoply, San Pedro River Review, Miramar and several anthologies published by Gunpowder Press. Her chapbook Fireweed was released in October 2018. Also from this poet: "A Gnat" and "My Man Buys in Bulk"