4.13.2012

cherry tomatoes

After I met your mom
you reported that she
had pronounced me
effervescent:
that meant she approved.

We weren't like those
manly girls
she found confusing.

She embraced me,
fed me cherry tomatoes,
taught me how to prune
my peonies, like family.

Sometimes I miss her.

For Friday the 13th, Laurie Kolp challenged the Real Toads to write a thirteen-line poem using the word effervescence.