Like So Many Bananas

By Greg Spencer

                 peels away
               like so
         A pratfall
       here. A
   there. Days
  ripen so
fast our only
choice is to
freeze them
  or throw them
    in the compost.
     Such waste,
        unless we eat,
           eat, munching
             down the fruit
                of the day
                  at its peak
                    of tangy

Greg Spencer has taught communication studies at Westmont for over thirty years. He has written five books, including Awakening the Quieter Virtues and Reframing the Soul. Next up is a semi-autobiographical novel called Boomer Boy. He loves being married. He and Janet have six grandchildren, all of whom know that the secret word is binka-bonka. Also by this poet: "I Watched a Poet Writing with Mystery in his Eyes" and "Silent Retreat in Texas"