Green Phonemes by Guadamour

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by Guadamour
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Dec. 23, 2010

Echoes inhabit the garden
plant syllables speak among themselves

The husk cherries enunciate
an incomprehensible Chinese dialect

The tomatoes grow fat and sweet
red and lazy
yawn at lesser plants

The Persian melons speak
a guttural Farsi
swell with their own
get ready to spit seeds

The okra laughs
and sticks out its green tongue
ready to choke anyone

The broccoli mumbles about
Green being a God-color
and tries to look saintly

The red-veined French sorrel
sings the pleasures of Provence
the country cooking

Speaking Italian so fast
the oregano stumps
the basil linguist
tending towards
over-spicing everything

Sweet marjoram mutters
in an indigenous tribal tongue
starts chanting in aromatic intoxication

The political corn stands tall
every ear tuned to every
phoneme and syllable
takes polls and keeps track
ready to shift its position
with the slightest breeze
wilt without abundant water
lacking any conviction
ready to be genetically modified

© @ Z Guadamour, 2010


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