zucchini

zuc

zucchini

zucchini
does a belly dance
a limbo too

then stretches on the lawn chair
to roast its greening skin

gingerly placing garlic
and parmesan bits
to spice the bites that sneak up close
with sea salt sprinkles perched

her dances wet the appetite
the sun rays warm the bone
the spices make saliva pour
into zucchini’s cone.

THE PUMPKINS’ GET-TOGETHER

Pumpkins and Squashes

Pumpkins gathered in the field
to roast and toast and boast;
Then squashes came to cheer them on:
The acorns clapped the most!

To roast and toast and boast
’bout whose spice smelled the best:
nutmeg, sugar, cinnamin zest?

Then squashes came to cheer them on:
Butternut, gourds, and zucc’s
With marinade upon their dukes.

The acorns clapped the most!
with butter melted quick
between their golden licks!

Yum! Yum!
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Jeanne Poland

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