Miz Quickly’s Day 31: Dress-Up Day

A Conversation with a Green Tomato

I’m all green and hard to my core,
dozing on my back, here in leaves.

But I want to get out of this place,
get out of this heat below glass,

into some cool quarrelling bar,
talking up some big tomato or
easing up to some beefy sort, or

a right spicy Bloody Mary, flirty
and cheap as Chinese vodka.

And I’ll tell you, I don’t much like
being stewed in some pot, or
sliced on to toasted with mayo.

So just leave me here on my back
in the leaves, and one day, maybe,

I’ll break out of this green, and be
bright as reddest red wants to be.

Written for Miz Quickly Day 31: It’s Dress Up Day. Image from Unsplash. Shared with #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

9 responses to “Miz Quickly’s Day 31: Dress-Up Day”

  1. 🤣 Those green tomatoes! They are never happy with their lot, always complaining.

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    1. Always thinking they’re chickens and wanting to cross the road. 😂

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      1. 😂 Can never make up their mind whether they want to be a fruit or a vegetable!


        1. I think this one is a bit fruity.

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  2. Even the chickens don’t bother with the green ones.

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    1. Fried, anyone would eat them.

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