Tagged: tomato

because it always

because it always
kills me a little to
say it kills me a little, i
keep the words
back, allow other
words to hold
pep rallies in the
auditorium of
my mouth, take out
banner ads across
the sides of my
tongue, wait for
a clear day, pack
an extra change
of clothes, order a
down south grilled
cheese and tomato
with a sprinkle of
cajun seasoning as
fall back
before
taking the leap
and asking you to
forget
that i’ve said
anything at all
.
20170116:2355
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it is tomato

it is tomato
season
, and the score is five-
zero, madeline
.
20160824:2311
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straight out of

straight out of
bed this morning,
my toes
were already
cold – a sign
of November
being activated,
humming from
the sidelines
.
i talk about
my dreams
as if it were
a happening,
put on mis-
matched socks,
hoping you will
remember, twist
one campari
tomato from
the vine to help
me swallow
the day’s vitamins
.
20111021:0823
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homegrown tomatoes