By Diane Allen
Copper Buddha? No way.
A pear is a fragrant lady with a big bottom.
This one is neither russet, nor burgundy
But bright red, with a green stripe down the side.
A freak o’ nature, a mutant …
nice word, like mucus or music or mutation
A pear which wants to be different
and thought this might be the way.
She turned herself into a Christmas ornament
the fruity old gal!
Diane Allen has won few poetry prizes and published less, but that does not slow her down. She is a political activist and fiddler when not writing. She likes almond croissants and Hop Lava brew.