Sunday Snippet, Short Poem, Pumpkin by Bill Chance

“I will defend pumpkin until the day I die. It’s delicious. It’s healthy. I don’t understand the backlash. How did pumpkin become this embarrassing thing to love but bacon is still the cool flavor to add to everything? I don’t have anything against bacon; just don’t come after pumpkin like it’s a crime to love an American staple.”

― Anna Kendrick, Scrappy Little Nobody

Pumpkin Pie Soda, From RocketFizz, Deep Ellum, Texas


(short poem fragment)


I saw a car
an old car
paint faded, worn to
a flat pumpkin seed color
written in the windows
with white shoe polish
a tattered frazzled worn woman sat
in the front seat
broken down
on the freeway
at seven in the morning

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