Do I Dare to Eat a Peach? poetry by Carrie M. Radna at
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Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?

Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?

written by: Carrie Magness Radna



Do I dare to eat a peach? *
Oh yes!

If you are a slob like me,
if it’s summertime, outside,
wearing an old T-shirt,
its juice running down
my chin & clavicle,
so sweet & fresh!

Just cut it up, Man,
slurp up the peachy clings
in syrup,
over cottage cheese
or yogurt,
dice it in chunks
& decorate
your vanilla ice cream,
a heavenly dream
for a tightly-lipped man
wearing a perfect suit,
petting his kitty cat.

I’m a pretty kitty,
sunlit & sweaty
in my summer dress,
bored & hot;
I need a juicy golden peach
to cool myself down.


*   a famous line from ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T.S. Elliot

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