Chicho Brothers Fruit & Vegetable #2

Naomi Shihab Nye

6 lemons for $1.00 said the sign.
I was thinking of you.
Absentmindedly I threw
13 lemons into a bag.
At the checkout the woman said,
How many lemons?
I said, 6.
It was obvious
there were more than that.
She stared at me hard.
Startled, I laughed.
They watch me closely
at Chicho’s now,
-- cilantro, garlic, broccoli.
Come back, come back.

Naomi Shihab Nye has written other poems about San Antonio, Texas, including another poem about Chicho Boys Fruit Market.

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Chicho Boys Fruit Market, 1631 South Laredo Street, San Antonio, Texas

Lemons for sale at the popular Chicho Boys Fruit Market in San Antonio, Texas.