American Vegetable Parable

many of you
have just learned
that we live in an onion

which once peeled splits
fairly easily and reeks
and makes you weep

but have yet
to learn another thing
long known to many

that if you wash your hands with
stainless steel right away
and dry yourself up

you stop weeping and
then can get back to work
making something


you will of course
still have to do
some chopping

but there are many people
who can explain that to you
if you are willing to learn

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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