Blueberry Belt-line

Blueberry Belt-line

We dextrous
raccoons picking fruits,
finger-stained satisfaction,
hands in bountiful
blueberry bouquets,
bowling edible marbles
into buckets,
a few purplish
pincushions
bound by threads,
sleeping spiders stirred
from their webs,
weird mutant avian
calls projected
thru a loudspeaker
overhead,
scaring hungry
birds from
ingesting our
glucose goods,
filling three pails,
arms 40 pounds heavier,
Blue Man Groupie hands,
we run countless fattened
smurfs with skin tag cowlicks
through a cleansing
blower, tumbling rounds
down a ramp
onto a conveyor belt,
unripened odd ball greens
kicked off the fairway
unfit for sale,
our mouths drooling,
brains already
blending a smoothie,
ready for a steady summer
antioxidant diet that
turns the sun a deep shade
of pockmarked blue moon.

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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13 Responses to Blueberry Belt-line

  1. Bee says:

    Love the poetry and the pictures

  2. 🙂 Blue Man groupie hands…fun

  3. Gallivanta says:

    Well, that’s the first blueberry belt line I have ever seen. Interesting.

    • I’ve never seen a conveyor belt like this before either. It was almost comical seeing pounds of drunken berries driving down the ramp, edible wheels swerving this way and that, finally settling to a stop at the bottom of a bucket. The blower at the head of the belt helps dislodge and sort any stems, spiders and other unpalatable organic material. Endless fun at the berry farm (or endless berries at the funny farm!)
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  4. I always love the subjects of your poems, always so non generic and uncliched!

    • Thank you, Ana! That is one of the finest compliments I’ve received and hits the bullseye of my style: non-generic and uncliched! I aim to strike new life into commonplace experience 😉 Hope you are having a relaxing weekend, my friend, and keep up the excellent work on your blog!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  5. I really enjoy a lot of your work because I’m the same. I don’t like cliched love poems. That’s not to mean I don’t write about romance etc, but I feel if I’m writing something it’s got to be different from the million other poems written that day about love, which is where metaphors come in, and also my love of haiku. I love writing haiku just anywhere, about anything, on the tube, in the garden, in the bath – I love the process of haiku. and thank you for your compliments! There was some really lovely phrases here!

  6. Tyler, only you (with your wondrous poetry) could manage to write a bit about blueberries that even I, confirmed blueberry hater (I know, I’m a freak of nature) that I am, find absolutely engaging! Well done. 🙂

    • Thank you, my friend! While you may never eat blueberries, at least your eyes could stomach my oddball ode to these ripe round fruits. I try to blend words smoothly to create palatable poetry. Really appreciate your kind and thoughtful comment! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and great start to your week 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  7. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    Nothing beats a bowlful of blueberries mixed with granola and yogurt at breakfast!

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