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I Say Tomato and You Say Tomahtoe

Ahhh, long-awaited summer harvest.
Luscious looking
scarlet red California tomatoes…
beckoning like whores winking
and exposing garters on street corners,
but offering only counterfeit love.

Bite me, taste me,
they attempt seduction.
Until relunctently, skeptically, I submit…
to disappointment.
Pulpy, fleshy but tasteless.
Unlike the tomatoes in my verdant garden
3000 miles away in the Northeast,
a place I once called home.

Vines sagging, burdened with heavy fruit
dripping with intensely rich flavor,
I can’t help but roll my eyes and moan
relishing the hand-picked juiciness
eaten when plucked, warm as a lover’s touch.
Tomatoes… exploding with the taste of heaven.

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I Say Tomato and You Say Tomahtoe by 

Poetry tinged with humor and a bit provocative
in its comparisons.

Creating on paper or in the camera is what transforms my life from gray to a kaleidoscope of vivid colors. It doesn’t have to be a knock-your-socks-off endeavor, just something simple and true.
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  • bluevelvetrose1
    bluevelvetrose1over 2 years ago

    I love the alliance between the two seductive and humorous conversions :-)

  • Thank you for appreciating this attempt at humor! It makes writing even more fun when you can laugh.

    – ChrissieBee

  • jopey
    jopeyover 2 years ago

    Excellent stuff Chrissie :))

  • Hi there, Joe, so far far away in Ireland. Thank you for your encouraging comment. Here’ s hoping your tomatoes are ripe, juicy and delicious! ;-) – ChrissieBee

    – ChrissieBee

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Lovely Chrissie

  • Thanks, Donna. I read your profile and am glad you are now sharing your beautiful writings with the world.

    – ChrissieBee

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