Eating electric lettuce

Eat your electric lettuce!

My
eyes
roll down
beside my feet
like two golfballs
brushing against
neon greens,
electric chlorophyll
static shocking cones
of my retinas,
stunned silly
seeing Spots run,
I bend over,
fingers shoveling
salad foodstuffs
like a trespass
Peter Rabbit,
lettuce flesh
ingested raw,
organic produce
stuffed in
scarecrow
pockets
before
Mr. McGregor
turns heads
into coleslaw,
though it’s just
a story to make
you appreciate
a sustainable
vegetable
harvest
& fresh
on-the-fence
faux pas
perspective.
Keep eating right
and your tongue and teeth
may even out-glow phosphorescent
fireflies, algae and auroras at night,
Nature branding you
a cabbage patch kid,
worm-rolling dirt rich
in the compost
commonwealth
of good health.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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10 Responses to Eating electric lettuce

  1. Your wonderful imagination feeds your creativity, I will never look at lettuce the same way again LOL!

    • Thank you, my friend! My brain always has a full stomach, if that makes any sense! No wonder my tummy is hungry, in my hurry to feed the mind, I forgot to feed the body 😉
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  2. An interesting poem. I like the reference to Peter rabbit, one of my favourite books!

    • Thank you! I too grew up reading Ms. Potter’s books and adore Peter Rabbit. As a poet, I value airing out the root cellar and shedding light into the darkened corners of imagination, awakening new words to describe commonplace emotions. I usually try to leave a thread dangling throughout the poem, which, in this case, consisted of a trail of lettuce heads, leading the reader to digest an otherworldly sense of awareness. Hope you had a relaxing weekend, my friend, and keep up the excellent work on your blog!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    My goal with poems is to describe simple things so differently that you will never look at them the same way again…

    • Thank you, Ishaiya! Glad you enjoyed eating electric lettuce! Hope you are having a wonderful day, my friend, and keep up the inspired work on your blog and jewelry 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

      • Ishaiya says:

        Hey Tyler! Electric lettuce is the best, especially when it’s home grown. Who knew it could inspire such crispy word salads, with such an eloquent but slightly piquant dressing! 🙂
        Thank you for your friendship and support, your writings always make me smile.
        Have a great day!
        Ishaiya

  4. I adore the Peter Cottontail references amid all the technical terms and active description. 🙂

    • Thank you, Karen! Who doesn’t love Ms. Potter and Peter Rabbit? I could have also referenced Briar Rabbit as well. Boy, do I miss old school Disney! What happened to painstaking cartooning, the labors of love now lost on digital animation with 50+ computers and go-go gadgetry! Hope you have a wonderful day, my friend 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

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