Farmers' Market
by Christine Wenk-Harrison

Based on Fruit Displayed on a Stand by Gustave Caillebotte

We are alike, yet not the same
we glow in golden skins with red-orange highlights
we bask in our curvy, pear-like shapes
we share a flavor profile—juicy, floral
we are compatible: “pair well with cheese”
we fear remaining in the tray at closing...
___rejected, alone

I hope to shine, to be the chosen one,
yet I fear the Tarte Flambé

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