Guinep

GUINEP

Our mothers have a thing about guinep:

Mind you don't eat guinep in your good clothes. It will stain them.

Mind you don't climb guinep tree. You will fall.

Mind you don't swallow guinep seed.
It will grow inside you.

Our mothers have a thing
about guinep: They're
secretly consuming it.


from Gardening in the Tropics (Insomniac Press, 2005), copyright© Olive Senior 2005, used by permission of the author and the publisher

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1Moon

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2Rejected Text for a Tourist Brochure

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3Leaving Home

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4Embroidery

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5Lacemaker

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6The Birth of Islands

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7The Secret of Flying Close to the Sun Without Melting Wings

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8Peacock Tale 2

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9Rooster

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10Hen

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11Guinea Hen

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12The Pull of Birds

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13Meditation on Red

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14Hurricane Story 1904

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15Hurricane Story 1988

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16Starapple

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17Pineapple

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18Guava

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19Guinep

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20Bamboo 4

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21Brief Lives

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22My Father's Blue Plantation

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23Meditation on Yellow

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24Gastropoda

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25Shelter

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26Garden Snail

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27Hurricanes

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28Join the Dots

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29Shell

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30A Superficial Reading

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31Colonial Girls School

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32Birdshooting Season

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33Hurricane Watch

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34Dead Straight

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