Saturday, June 13, 2015

POEM: "Never Put Bananas In The Refrigerator"

Never Put Bananas In The Refrigerator

Chiquita Banana died today
United Fruit mourned the dividends

Growers, peons, executives, they
all did a tropical prance for her

She who closed an era of product
with fruity hat, a voice, her sweet sell

That shaped a banana to die for – no
she didn’t die for the CIA or for me

Tuna was the chicken of the sea, and
there was ham in Spam, pretty swell

But how can you market a banana?
Oh, oh oh oh, Chiquita Banana!

                                             R.I.P. Monica Lewis, The Voice (1922-2015)

© 2015 Rob Schackne

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