Pomegranates explode. Figs, flesh bursting. Grapes bleeding. Melons, under the knife. Apples chopped and coconuts smashed. Bananas, skin peeled. Garlic crushed. Olives stoned. Black-eyed beans. Tomatoes squashed, black and blue aubergines. Potatoes dust themselves and rub bruised courgettes with dandelions. Ladyfingers stroke onions full of tears. Thyme scented honey, olive-oil, oregano: healing potions.