#wastingfood; tomatoesarefruit

4 UNRIPENED CHERRY TOMATOES

 

Sitting on a ledge

looking around and noticing

4 unripened cherry tomatoes

jettisoned from a picnic basket.

 

They just lie on the ground

getting dirty as dust kicks us

on a too dry day.

 

One is crushed;

all are ignored by ants

and other critters that might

randomly wander by.

 

A slice of cucumber

sits nearby

also abandoned by picnickers

They were all damned

& expunged from their group.

 

They mock me

as they lie there

awaiting their fate.

The critters will consume them 

as soon as the humanoid lifeforms

depart the park.

 

I must come

to accept my own fate

soon enough

just as they accept theirs.

 

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