Do I know
the difference 
between a kumquat 
and a quince?
I thought they
were the same
or near cousins,
but one is orange-like
the other pear-like.

I have a distant
memory of kumquats:
a strange aroma,
rot in the yard.
Irregular orange eggs,
why is it
that I never 
gave you a try?
– Jessica Swafford