Periodically I pause and marvel about avocados. How amazing that a fatty fruit exists–and such a tasty one, too. I’ve been particularly grateful for them in the last couple years as I’ve been avoiding dairy (to help with a health issue). Avocado slices or guacamole can fill in for cheese beautifully in many situations. Cut one and half and get a spoon for a satisfying treat. Kids love them, too.
Last year I began a poem about avocados. I finished it this week to post here on this day, which is both during my Amazing May project and a Poetry Friday. Links to more Friday poems from children’s poets can be found at Jama’s Alphabet Soup.
Avocado Wrapped in dark green pebbly skin covering an unassuming oblong shape, when cut in half, behold, inside a perfect spherical pit, mirrored with a perfect, semi-spherical hole, both surrounded by creamy, bright green foodstuff. Oh, that creamy, bright green foodstuff! A fruit that’s green and full of fat— a monounsaturated fat, at that—surely the avocado is nature’s generous gift. © Karin Fisher-Golton, 2014
Thank you, avocados.