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Adolescence

05 Feb

Adolescence

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)

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“Adolescence” is my contribution to the Red challenge at The High Calling. Read about it here.

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5 Comments

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.” 🙂

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  2. vnesdoly

    February 23, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks, Monica!

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  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.

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    • vnesdoly

      February 28, 2012 at 7:35 am

      Thanks, Megan. Yep, you got my point.

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