Green Pot

22 Jan

Last week I poemed about our retired garburator. This week another kitchen poem. It’s about the contraption that has taken garburator’s place. I wrote the poem last fall at the height of fruit fly season, and took some photos to prove it.  Meet our green pot…

Our new Organics Bucket

Our new Organics Bucket


Green Pot

Our new organics bucket
has holes for ventilation
too small to be a fruit fly’s
in-and-out location.

But these tiny critters
will not be denied
the ripe bouquet of peels and pits
and stuff that has been fried.

They lounge on holey cover
congregate on our green pot.
It’s better than the fruit bowl
but I keep wondering, what

they get from just those fumes
of shells and grounds and pie.
Are they finding some nutrition,
or are they just getting high?

© 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All Rights Reserved)


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Posted by on January 22, 2016 in Light, Poetry Friday


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7 responses to “Green Pot

  1. Linda Baie

    January 22, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    So, so funny, Violet. I agree, they certainly must be frustrated, and maybe high? I love the rhythm of the poem, & these lines seem perfect: “too small to be a fruit fly’s/in-and-out location.” At least, they please me a lot! Thank you!

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  2. Tabatha

    January 23, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Made me laugh, Violet!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. haitiruth

    January 23, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Haha! I love the idea of the fruit flies getting high!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. cvarsalona

    January 23, 2016 at 7:40 am

    This is a great poem to read and laugh about when the snow is flying all over the place and making life a bit difficult. Thanks for sharing the fun. The photo is a great accompaniment.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      January 23, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Thanks, Carol, and take much care in the storm. Would love to be able to send you some of our calm.


  5. jama

    January 23, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Hah! You’ve discovered their secret! What a fun poem!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. cbhanek

    January 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    “Are they finding some nutrition, or are they just getting high?” I love it! Thank you for another extraordinary look at ordinary things in your–and our–lives! God bless you!

    Liked by 1 person


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