avocados from grocery stores – a poem

nourishment comes in the color of

pomegranate seeds

and grocery stores

along the coast

so you can see the ocean

as you shop for

avocados

from Mexico

or wherever.

in these parts we only see

ice

cracked against black asphalt

and trees

bare

leaves long gone.

holding bags of plastic

and avocados from

Colombia

or wherever.

they were already rotten

by the time I got

home.

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