speak up like you mean it

Speak up like you mean it

With your voice. That thing
somewhere between your guts and  
your ears.

Pucker your lips
like you’re about to spit a watermelon seed
into the wet, tilled
earth.

Grow a melon so big
it could house a traveling band of
gypsies
sustain a city for a year.

Dispense those seeds like a
sprinkler system.  Shower
the earth.  See those melons grow
until the world tilts further
on its axis.

© 2009 Andrew Kooman

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