Mango Poem I / lisa allen-agostini

The strings of the mango dangled, plump
and sweet between my teeth, thick with juice
and memory. The tip of my tongue played
pink against them. I love mango
for its pleasant parting gifts.


Lisa Allen-Agostini is a Trinidadian writer and journalist. She is co-editor of Trinidad Noir (Akashic Books, 2008) and author of The Chalice Project (Macmillan Caribbean, 2008). A freelance journalist, she writes for the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian, Caribbean Beat magazine, the Caribbean Review of Books and other publications.