Pumpkin
Starting as a seed in a vermilion galaxy
i became a green sheath in a vegetable patch.

As my tissues swelled with moisture
and hairy tendrils emerged
another part of me stretched upwards
sepals embracing the Sun.

Intoxicated with chlorophyll
around my body a leafy necklace hung.

It was effortless to blossom
and soon a host of insects sucked,
sniffed, poked, & nibbled my flesh.

After my buds fell prostrate and belly swelled
i became fallow.

Then next spring the ground around me awakened
and as vegetable sprouts lifted their heads
i – resurrected from clods of dirt – gained new life
and found rebirth.
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