Descriptive Essay

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Zach Dolenar
Professor English
English 1102
19 September 2012
Ode to a Cherry
What’s better to chill out a hot summer’s day than something sweet and cool? No, I am not talking about a Popsicle. I am not talking about an ice cream cone, either. I am not even talking about iced tea or lemonade. It is something better than all of those, and it doesn’t even have all the sneaky calories of those other tasty treats! The answer to the question is simple. Have you guessed it? It is a cherry.
Upon first sight, a cherry doesn’t seem special. It is just a small piece of fruit, hardly even worth noticing. It is not dripping with juice at all, and it doesn’t seem to have the potential to do so. You would probably even pass over it on first
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In fact, this is one of the best things I have ever tasted.
When all hope of finding some last bit of flesh on the barren wasteland of the pit is lost, I spit the warm, soggy stone back into the palm of my hand just to look at it. The light wood is stained darker than before thanks in part to the purple cherry juices and in another part to the moisture in my mouth. The cracks stand out, black on purplish tan. It is still slightly sticky from the cherry juice. The original fruit was so much more beautiful than what is hiding at the center. I drop the pit, watching as the teardrop shape slides off my fingers and slices through the air. It hits the ground with a solid cracking noise before it skitters across the concrete and is lost in the grass.
Do I have you convinced yet that a cherry is just what you need to lift your spirits on the most melting of summer days? Just a little bit of red in your hand and purple in your mouth is exactly what the doctor ordered. The cherry is not just a cold bit of relief from the biting heat. It is a great way to marvel at nature and see just what you are missing by eating all those processed foods. One bright, plump, happy, cold, little cherry can completely turn your day around. I would know, it has done that for me countless
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