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Smiling ear to ear. Love this and anyone who has ever grown zucchini will easily identify with it. Even though I know what's going to happen, every year after planting them I find myself asking the same question: why did I just do that?
05/22/09
Sooooo clever and fun! I also haven't grown zucchini, but know people who have. Enjoyed this!
Your word choices, combined with the humor, make this a spectacular poem.
Terrific and right on the money! I learned the hard way that you DON'T plant more than one or two. lol
05/23/09
Yes - I've grown these. So true.
05/24/09
Hee-hee! Soooooo true-to-life! :D And I love your last line!

Even knowing this, today I planted 3 hills of golden and 3 of green zucchini! My mouth is watering for them grilled with garlic, as you mentioned! :)

05/24/09
Oh, I forgot to say that I loved this image:

"hose-like vines
Pumping into each squash, progressively inflated like
Balloon-man balloons to be twisted and transformed"

Great descriptions!
05/24/09
A perfect balance of Free Verse with the ease of a read. This was so enjoyable ... and so true! Just LOVED it!
05/25/09
Very very witty, and some incredibly descriptive language.
05/25/09
Yes, I love the mid-season when they start ending up on my doorstep, mailbox, in the car, at every gathering, etc.
Great take on the topic.
Mona
Now I know why my husband is always bring home zucchini from neighbors. This is creative, and love the humor.