03 Jun 2016 – Against the Tomato Heresy

Tomatoes bred for flinging in a box
and shipped to shoppers while their skins are green
will disappoint you every time – they mock
sweet childhood memories, they taste obscene.

Go find a farmer, friend to sun and soil,
who doesn’t breed his children for a fight,
who’ll sell ’em long before they start to spoil –
all plump and juicy, bursting red and bright!