BOY & TOMATOES: A POETICS
How's 'bout a new poem! To wit:
A bag of mini-Snickers chocolates
a dozen new pairs of athletic socks--
stroking bulging cheek with soft sock--
sometimes, I just love
Okay--that one's unlikely to become an anthology hit. But here's its inspiration with a make-shift vegetable stand on the kitchen counter--Michael had harvested some tomatoes, washed them, and now he's trying to sell them for $5 a pop (oh such are the roots of entrepreneurship!):
Here's a close-up of his sign -- yes, he's still mixing up his tenses. But check out those tomatoes: don't they look popping-in-mouth-worthy! Something for poems to strive for, yah?