something becoming not itself
i’m sure you can still recognize these as watermelon slices, but i loved how close they came to looking like something that is not a watermelon slice. at some point, my eyes were drawn less to the giveaway pink flesh and more to the patterns of lines made in space by the arcs of the green rinds. if there were only green rind lines in this photo, would you still recognize them? would it still be a watermelon?
watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)