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Month 1:21

This puny pumpkin for sale at the farmer’s market

has no “pie” sticker, no painted face, no front-stoop girth.

It should be labeled  “Pluto” : not pumpkin enough

to be called a pumpkin on chilly October nights.


by Therese L. Broderick

About ThereseLBroderick

Independent community poet living in Albany, New York USA.

2 responses »

  1. Poor pumpkin! Loved this one!


  2. I know—puny pumpkin is so pitiful :).

    I mistakenly read Pluto as “Pluot” at first—also kind of works, in an odd way.


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