Pumpkin Patch

Gourds, Gourds, Gourds: A Motely Patch

Posted on October 16, 2015

“OOOOOOOOOHHH!” Henry yells. He beats on a smooth, brown-stemmed pumpkin like a bongo drum. Following his drum solo, he shuffles his toddler self to the next pile; his eyes widen and fists shake. Pumpkins! Pumpkins pepper the front lawn of J.T. Moore Middle School. Adults and children meander in the patch, while traffic hums from the nearby intersection. One knee after another, Henry ascends a pile of the round, ribbed members of the squash family. I grab him before him tumbles downRead More