cherry tomatoes

After I met your mom
you reported that she
had pronounced me
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.