Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Memoirs of a Banana

Men creep around,
take my measure,
denigrate my size,
discuss Freud's theory
about penis envy
in loud voices
ad infinitum.

I ignore them.

Women peel me
with gentle hands.
Swallow me
with warm mouths.
I have given my life
many times
for the love
of a good woman.

Once I starred in a movie.
W.C. Fields.
Mae West.
Lord, that woman
adored me.

That was my finest hour!


Pris Campbell
(c)2004

4 comments:

erin said...

Loved it! I really need to read more poetry because it is soo good for my soul, but I don't have time... it's 2004... you would think that in this technological age that someone would have invented a "more time for your day" machine!:) But not yet. Glad that you are safe from the hurricane for the time being...

Erin

Pris said...

Hi Erin
Thanks. This was a fun one to write:-)

Yes, now we wait to see where Rita goes next.

Shane said...

Hey Pris:

Really enjoyed that one - lots of "appeal."

Pris said...

Thanks, Shane:-)