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Such a waste.
Leaves the size of elephant ears
All that plant energy
And what's saved?
The tart stringy stem.
When chewed raw,
sour enough to make a knot
Stewed for hours
with shocking amounts of sugar,
served with ice cream.
Savor the flavor
© Mary Lee Hahn, 2012
Poem #21, National Poetry Month, 2012
Cathy, at Merely Day By Day, is joining me in a poem a day this month. Other daily poem writers include Amy at The Poem Farm, Linda at TeacherDance, Donna at Mainely Write, Laura at Writing the World for Kids (daily haiku), Liz at Liz in Ink (daily haiku), Sara at Read Write Believe (daily haiku), Jone at Deo Writer (daily haiku)...and YOU?