squashed

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
already

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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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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29 Responses to squashed

  1. nelle says:

    Next year, grow marrows, impress the neighbours.

  2. Rhonda says:

    NO JOKES? You mean I can’t leave a joke? Awww, do you know how “hard on” me that is? ;)

  3. unfetteredbs says:

    smiling at you tonight… and the comments. Thank you

  4. 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! :-)

  5. doncarroll says:

    like this susan, but i’m laughing at this last line. should i not be….*L*..:)

  6. 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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