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Rainforest Delicacies   Poem  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Non-Member Artist (Inspiration), Non-Member Author(s)
Not everything is as it seems in the Rainbow Rainforest.
Posted: 05/09/14      [1 Comment] ~ 89 words.
 

In the Rainbow Rainforest,
this is how you tell apart
the tourists who do some research
from the ones who don't --

the former order the turdfruit,
which tastes better than it looks,
a hairy blob that squirts out brown gunk
with a luscious, complex flavor

the latter order the sculpture berries
which look better than they taste,
colorful geometric shapes
that are gummy and bland --

and the locals won't warn anyone,
a subtle reminder to citizens
that it pays to do one's homework
before taking a vacation.

Author's Notes

This poem came out of the January 2014 Muse Fusion. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Sibylle. It also fills the "Vacations and Holidays" square in my 12-8-13 Genprompt Bingo Card.

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