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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Poem for the Day



The Vegetable Roulette Wheel
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Radishes, spinach, bok choy, and snow peas,
Raise their heads from the thawing ground with ease.
Spring onions try with the rest of the bunch,
But there’s still not enough to make my lunch.

Tomato varieties fight fresh dill.
Add ten kinds of peppers, some that could kill.
With my garden flush with summer’s bounty,
Often it feels like I’m feeding the county.

No corn grows, because I lack the bright sun.
Okra lags until the heat has begun.
Luffahs like it at a hundred and one.
That’s when the squash sighs and says, “We’re done.”

Cucumbers hold out as the season fades.
Pumpkins make it until the frost invades.
Cauliflower and kale hang on longer.
Burp the Earth during recess at winter.

Rick Bylina

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