The deer ate all my tomato flowers
"Be adventurous in your selection...choose colors and varieties that are
unfamiliar to you. You will enjoy immense pleasures in the exploration."
- Gary Ibsen & Dagma Lacey of Organic Heirloom Tomato Seeds
Sunset's Red Horizon.
Inhale your tomato with great force.
Step out into the wide, wide world
out the front door,
past the lighted doorbell.
Write a poem on a chunk of wood.
Plan to pray a little.
Respect your fear of fire
and all manner of things hot.
C'est tres chaud, n'est pas?
Ask a neighbor to set your words alight.
Blaze into tomorrow,
into your flourescent-bulb kitchen
with tastebuds renewed,
tiny black seeds burning holes
on your tongue.