2021-06-04T17:39:35-07:00May 19th, 2021|Musings on life|

If a beet was in middle school

It isn’t the pep talk I’d planned
but when I saw the beets
in the grocery store,
it all spilled out,
how if you were a vegetable,
you would be a beet,
beautiful yet unheralded,
surprising in all the ways
that makes it a food
a person can’t relate to
when they’re young,
but when they grow up
they wonder how they did
without that bright sweetness
for so long.

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