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Apple with WormOrganic Apple

    I shop for fruit in stores with lots of signs that say

    They sell organic food from pesticide-free ground.

    I've heard that food is healthier when it's grown that way.

    Although the cost is more the logic does seem sound.

    But today I bought an apple and when first I took a bite

    I was shocked to see a worm in the middle of my stare,

    And even worse than that most disturbing sight

    Was to find that only half the worm was there.

    With anger and distress I was utterly aghast,

    Feeling nauseous almost to the point of panic.

    But those unpleasant feelings very quickly passed

    When I realized the worm had also been organic.

    Poem © 2009 Marvin Brandwin 

'A Smorgasbord of Verse' is a 195 page banquet of food poems by Marvin Brandwin.  If you would like to purchase a copy, please click 'A Smorgasbord of Verse' for details


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