Five tomatoes ripening
on my window ledge
four are green and hard and small
the fifth is on the edge
of young tomato adulthood
large, red-green and blushing
cast out from every unripe vine
of gossiping–and wishing.
© 2007 by Violet Nesdoly (First published in Family Reunion)
“Adolescence” is my contribution to the Red challenge at The High Calling. Read about it here.