She decided during our walk,

That in future those long spindly stalks…

She’d seed starting leave

Til after frost heaves,

Exit and the Spring door unlocks!

Nine-ten tomatoes all green,

No ripening ones we’ve seen…

For a treat

Green tomato mincemeat

Takes care of whatever stays green.

We watered the garden and counted

How many green ones had mounted…

 A few flowers more–

A few tomatoes more?

Pollination’s yet surmounted.

–Jonathan Caswell

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