The Veggie Lady
The veggie lady
grows ingredients in a garden
in a part of the heartland where the peckish
primarily crave pork and poultry
over pea protein and spirulina.
The veggie lady
sells her “social distancing snacks” out of
a sliding window on a multicolored bus,
brightening an otherwise empty parking lot
on eerily dreary spring afternoons
while suggesting singing Partridges
during the days of the plague.
As the Pied Piper of
the veggie lady
encourages concerned consumers to locate
her vehicle and discover the pleasurable
treasure of sustainable sustenance never
inside an abattoir,
the perennial and
in a way that's
as whimsical as it is
©2020 Adrian Slonaker
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One thought on “The Veggie Lady, a poem by Adrian Slonaker”
I really liked this! Great using of alliteration and assonance here, and I especially enjoyed the subject. I could totally see this lady and her bus in my mind’s eye. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us.