Monday, April 16, 2012


image borrowed from flickr


For God’s sake,
wash your berry before
popping it plump into your piehole
of a mouth,

for it has been insanely sprinkled,
drenched and dunked
in carcinogen-ridden chemical sprays

ever since it was a mere seed,
never safe in its field,
never happy on its stem,
never fully nubile enough to please
the sunshine lothario-rays
endeavoring to embrace it,

always evil-moist and weeping
at its own harvest.

So stand up for organics
all you gleeful fruit marines--
do not permit the artificially induced
colors of those hot house berries

to sway you into a moronic forgetfulness,
letting loose of the more accurate aspect
of their former natural glory.

Glenn Buttkus

April 2012

Posted over on Monday Melting 13

Would you like to hear the author read this poem to you?


Anonymous said...

Stand up for organics. Love it. :)

These are my favorites:
"the sunshine lothario-rays"

"always evil-moist and weeping
at its own harvest"

De said...

Love the feel of this, grabbed me from the first line. Especially love this:
"always evil-moist and weeping
at its own harvest."

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Stand Up For Mother Earth!

And I detect some sexual innuedo between the lines! LOL!

Brian Miller said...

i am all for organic...and def wash it...unfortunately that wont take the steroids out that grew it....i am all for the 'all natural' go(o)d(n)esses...

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Well, that was well written and destroyed me from having an evening snack. lol Good job, but sad how we ruin our food.

Kathe W. said...

damn- step away from MY berry!

Anonymous said...

The first comment was from me; I just forgot to include my name. I also left you a comment on the Week 13 post on my blog. Come read it.

Great work, Glenn.


Mark Windham said...

If I could just convince my wife to garden.... Oh well. A good write sir.

Yousei Hime said...

That was so much more fun listening to you read it than trying to tame it in my own rattling mind. Enjoyed it. :)

Anonymous said...

damn- step away from MY berry!