Strange Fruit Salad

I hate rhubarb.
the false sweetness..
stupid pink
annoyingly hairless
privately frigid
tenderness implied.

I hate coming home to find rhubarb in my house.
I can smell it a mile off
and want nothing of it.

You’ll have it anywhere
You even pay for it…
I am force fed rhubarb

I hate you for liking it.
Suck lemons.
Or I will….

People who like rhubarb are idiots.
You’re an idiot.

I hate you for wanting rhubarb pie.
I hate you for making me make it.

Try mango, You Dick!
Or strawberries, You Fuck!
Or a banana, You Cock!

Try anything –
Just get over the rhubarb
and leave me,
the fuck,
in peace.

I love partly overheard conversations. They almost never make sense.. but they are inspiring all the same. This is the result of an overheard conversation combined with the cerebral residue of reading a book of Charles Bukowski poetry, which btw… is bloody amazing. I read his work years ago – but read it now with greater understanding. Older and wiser.

ALERT: necessary swearing and exclamation points in this work.


  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    what about strawberry and rhubarb?

  • I hadn’t thought of that…. :) It’s a very one-sided piece.

    – limerick

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 4 years ago

    actually makes for a great pie…:))

  • Eric  David Lough
    Eric David Loughover 4 years ago

    haha this is great! E.D.L

  • 8upchef
    8upchefover 4 years ago

    This is awesome stuff! Definitely so you!

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 4 years ago

    love it ..awesome…

  • eon .
    eon .over 4 years ago

    great read "- ))

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 4 years ago

    I think the exclamation mark after “Dick” a bit OTT…
    but thrilling none the less.. :)

  • loderevy
    loderevyover 4 years ago

    I love your rhubarb song.

  • Trudi Hipworth
    Trudi Hipworthover 4 years ago

    hehe :)

  • Tosu
    Tosuabout 4 years ago

    It’s a nasty root and cannot safely hide or be made nice by even the cutest of fruits.

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