Organic
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forelsketeGirl on a grand adventure ☀️
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short and sweet love story involving food :)

Organic

by forelskete

You have the strangest quirks. Your mind explores a million directions at once

Switching topics every few sentences. If I didn’t know you so well I wouldn’t be able to follow.

You eat horseradish straight Right out of the jar. I don’t understand how you manage it.

The time you made me try it, the acrid paste burned in the back of my throat

Like acid And I coughed And you poured me a glass of water.

You climb out of bed In the middle of the night,

Eyes shut tight, Mind wide open, Stumbling to the kitchen to make cereal.

I find it the next morning Right where you left it.

You don’t know how it got there.

You speed down the asphalt streets near my house Precariously balanced on an old, splintering skateboard.

I wince every time you take a hard turn Yelling that you should probably slow down Predicting the wipeout

Predicting the elbows and knees shredded on concrete But, fortunately, I am always wrong.

You pretend to misunderstand the term “organic” Because teasing me is your hobby

Because chemistry was your best subject in school Not biology, which was mine

“Aren’t all living things organic?” you ask When I make you stop at Whole Foods And the word is plastered everywhere

In swirling handwriting and block letters And I turn, overflowing basket cutting into the crook of my elbow

As I ignore the price tags And you smile And the dimples in your cheeks show

And every cell in my body

Smiles.

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This is cute and clever. If only people knew what the "organic" label actually meant they would gag. There was no such thing as "organic" in my youth. No-one but corporate farms can afford the chemicals that are rated "organic". Did you know that no wildlife can exist within 100 ft of an "organic farm.? That means a consent for all those huge farms to kill all the rabbits, deer, mountain lions, and on and on. Great post!!!!!