Ode to My Avo [repost]


Oh, nubby green frog skin
Gleaming dully in my fruit bowl:
You split with a pop
Under my serrated old knife.
I saw around your oval
And twist your seams apart
To find perfect unmarred flesh,
Yellow-green and fresh.
Odors of earth and sun,
Promises of spring,
Rise softly after a year of sorrow.
Sprinkle salt and pepper;
This is my solitary supper,
Spoon ripe bites,
Silky as cream cake.
All dreams are possible.


Poetry form: free verse.
Image is mine.

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18 responses to “Ode to My Avo [repost]

  1. Now I want one. So this is a successful poem–I don’t even like them. But I want one anyway.

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  2. I can tell by the give in the flesh when pressed gently with my thumb.

    Enjoyed the lovely poetry!

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  3. It really is nubby green frog skin!

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  4. Very nice ode to the Avacode sorry couldn’t resist it .. You have a nice pair there Paula … erm of avo halves.

    I love avocado’s myself but the problem we have here is that l think supermarkets have everything on deep freeze. i mean the flesh of your pair looks really nice mm, do l need to get out more?? i have not been well this week … moving along – but the point l was making is that when l buy avo’s here they are only ‘just ripe’ for a little while sadly and yours look way fresher 🙂

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  5. That avo looks so perfect. definitely deserved a poem.

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  6. Ah, it’s the perfect one.

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  7. The Avo deserves to have a nice Ode like this written about it.

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