Linda Studley

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Coconut Man


Chop, chop, chop.
The machete falls.
He trims off the top.

Chop, chop
He flattens the bottom.
A deft twist and out pops a plug.
We pour coconut water into a travel mug
Gracias.

A peso, a smile,
and he pushes the coconut laden wheelbarrow
to the next tourist,
the next peso and smile.

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2 thoughts on “Coconut Man

  1. Robyn Calvert on said:

    Took me right back to the patio by the beach watching him open up a coconut for me! It was nice to get to know you on the beach!

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