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In the Rainbow Rainforest,Author's Notes
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.
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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