The Square Watermelon*

July 4, 2013

The Square Watermelon by Bassam Najib Boulos
2013 Merit Award
By Bassam Najib Boulos, 8th grade

Alone, quietly
square, on the ground
neatly stacked by itself.

Genetically engineered
and seemingly perfect,
but still tastes the same.

Sitting there, like a die
ready to be eaten
for delight.

Its shadow is two-dimensional
and kind of belongs to this
natural world.

For everyone to enjoy
in its even slices
and modified simplicity.

*Copyright 2013 by Bassam Najib Boulos.
Placard design by Egress Studio. Illustration by Angela Boyle,

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