30 August 2009

des pêches mode

peaches were 3.49 a pound. and around mid-august when the farms along the central valley grew lots we'd get them on sale for 2.99. we'd buy them one at a time, sometimes after class and sometimes before dinner. we'd sit at the little blue bench and watch people go in and out of the co-op. each peach tasted like an only child born from the earth.

i took a boy there once to share a peach with. he said "this is a delicious peach!" we never really spoke again after that. i had given him the cheapest token of happiness i had found; i had nothing else left to offer.

i thought about these delicious daily peaches as i bought a whole bag for 5.00 at the farmer's market today.

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