gold and green on vines
summer’s ripe frantic giving
past appreciation

of this heaviness
heaving into sight
desperate for handling

rolling our eyes,
tired of phallic snickers

how many times
is something so green
so generous

going to announce itself
in the morning
& demand attention
just like an…

no.  I said
I was already tired
of vegetal
erection jokes

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29 thoughts on “squashed

  1. Extremely difficult for a non-gardener to fully follow these engaging exchanges or even to understand the poem proper! A picture speaks a thousand words – so please just one picture would help a zillion! It is hard when a male follows such fruity and juicy discussions! would a picture or a diagram make it less hard or harder? me wonders! :-)

  2. I’ve followed all the comments and I am alaughing so hard here. You guys are just ‘coming on’ strong with all this heat! Poor zucchinis! I pray they don’t ‘wither’!

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