Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"lover a banana"

by Diana Salier

pssst! i'm full of vitamins
chiquita banana quips
with pride
at the breakfast table today
as if i need a reason to want to be here
with her.

well don't rub it in, i say
that may be so, but let us not forget
that i'm good for you too,
aren't i?

and then i peel off her
unripe first layer
i should have waited
more than five minutes
after bringing her home

because halfway through the long
curve of her body, i'm weary of
the premature taste

i toss chiquita banana
in the nearest receptacle
with all the love and care
of a hired mercenary

and grab a raspberry yogurt

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