Ode to a Banana


Your slip-and-skid allure ignites a grin
With slapstick sunbeam-skin that’s slick with harm. 
You’ve sent the soles of souls into a spin – 
I bow to your banana-drama charm.
And yet beneath your loony layer lies
A flavour tongues have savoured on their tip:
An aromatic flourish of Botswana – 
An unzipped, creamy, sweet and dreamy prize
That takes me on a lush and pipless trip
To fields that yield the wonder of Nirvana.

Susan Jarvis Bryant

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