Have you had your V-8: Poem by Audrey Powers-Wiggins

Have you had your V-8

A dark, one-legged man
puts a bicycle
away for his master
while a tomato
grows out of
a shriveled up plant.

A lil’ dark one
is born
in Fairbanks
where the
soil is rich
and tomatoes
grow in
well-lit
summer
green houses.

From stories of old
the lil’ dark girl
desires to meet
the one-legged man
and his master
that grows tomatoes
from the ground
from nothing.

With each pair
of new shoes
the master buys
for the lil’ girl
he molests her
the price to
be paid as
the tomatoes
stop growing
altogether.

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