Love and Finer Things
By Grace Kaemper
I never liked fruit.
The tang, the soft flesh, the juice
my arm with sticky sweetness.
I plucked all green off my pavlovas
and scraped the cream clean,
through my teens
through my twenties
through murmurs her taste will mature.
give me the vitamin C tablet instead.
Grace Kaemper is a final year veterinary student who has learnt to love the pancake landscape of Palmerston North. Her work can also be found in Small Loves: A Queer Microfiction Anthology.