<>Garden Variety

The Mission and Turk hang so foreign
Yet feign the beauty of the Clementine and Cara Cara…
But today is the day of Squash and Cucumber,
The lowly grown, crawling to the light of day,
And I’ll sow their seeds of life across this
Paradise of cultivated soil
Just as soon as I cut the green heads
From the shoulders of yesterday's growth!

Green and lusciously sticky
Pungently smelly
Floral and sweetly fragrant
Robustly ruby

With salad like qualities
Of a garden variety

© 2013 Jim Cain