25 December 2010

Hand To Mouth


pistachios rate greater than those
termagant indices proposing
peasant views make imaginary
perspectives ever so slightly edible

it sounds profoundly like
handing one a gratuitously naive
vision for eating as a
nutritious snack

yet food in the hand appeases immediately
whereas doggerel of self-sufficiency falls flat;
seeds intended for planting never
make it to the field

there was never a simpler
purpose planned in pistachios
other than
hand to mouth
© 1 June 2010, I. D. Carswell