Haibun: Summer Tomatoes

For De’s Quadrille prompt over at dVerse Poets Pub. The word today is “spike”.  A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, sans title, using the prompted word of the day.  A haibun in the manner of Basho.

 

Haibun:  Summer Tomatoes
“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard

It was the middle of July, mama had died mid-June. The tomatoes hung thick from the vines. To encourage more blooms, I buried the fertilizer spike.
soft like my mama’s cheek
I held the tomato to my face –
watered it with my tears

 

 

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