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"New Project!!! 30 Days of Descriptions" -> "Day One: a roma grape tomato plant and a heirloom tomato plant" -> "Day Two: beastie vegetable garden" -> "Day Three: Chemical Sweet"

Day Four: Green Icarus  by honeygloom

9:30AM and it’s already ninety-three degrees. It’s hard to imagine anything wanting to be in this heat. But they lean toward it. They lean so much that I had to turn the pot the big one is in around so it didn’t tip over on the uneven ground.  They remind me of dowsing rods bending toward water, but maybe I’m just thirsty. I feel like I could see them move if I stayed out here long enough. Like I could see their supple branches twist, leaves shaking with the effort, if it weren’t so hot and I could stand to sit here. Would they fly to the sun if they could? Would they toss their tomatoes like ballast and pump their leaves like wings (hang mixed metaphors, ships don’t fly)? Would they fly to such a fiery end? Is being Earth bound any better?

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Date created: June 28, 2009
Date published: June 28, 2009
Comments: 6
Tags: tomato, writing-exercise
Word Count: 180
Times Read: 718
Story Length: 24
Children Rank: 4.0/5.0 (6 votes)
Descendant Rank: 0.0/5.0 (67 votes)