Sunday, December 9, 2007

R.I.P. Acorn Squash

Oh, acorn squash

I never ate you.

You waited patiently on my kitchen table

shriveling up as I

made the butternut squash

made the sweet potatoes

made the pumpkins.

With guilt I looked at you

before I went out to dinner

wondering when I might slice you in half and

bake you and fill you with brown sugar and raisins and walnuts.

Instead you rotted

and I realized

that I should have

followed instructions

and put you in my cool and dry and dark pantry.

You were my first casualty.

You may not be the last.

The next box comes on Thursday

and I have lots of onions left.

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