How many have perished?

How many have perished? by Adam Shand

How many have perished,
unwanted and abandoned.

The intact remains of their
delicately sliced life
on the side of my plate.

Thirty years and still
I forget to ask:

"Please, hold the tomatoes."

Forgive me.

poem posted on 17 May 2011 in #eating & #laughing

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