05 Feb


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.


Posted by on February 5, 2012 in People


5 responses to “Adolescence

  1. Monica Sharman

    February 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Wow! I love the “blushing” and the “cast out.” 🙂


  2. vnesdoly

    February 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks, Monica!


  3. Megan Willome

    February 28, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Came over from Tweetspeak Poetry. Your poem makes me think of my teens–13 and 15.


    • vnesdoly

      February 28, 2012 at 7:35 am

      Thanks, Megan. Yep, you got my point.



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