gets curious it asks to touch
the tighter buds of broccoli's crown,
wonders if they would look as good in white.
When cauliflower gets restless it considers a tattoo
a little green band around its stalk or maybe just a
butterfly better yet henna, something exotic
but impermanent because who wants
to be stuck
Tara Campbell: "I'm a Washington, D.C.-based writer, an assistant fiction editor at Barrelhouse and a volunteer with children's literacy organization 826DC. Prior publication credits include The Establishment, Barrelhouse, Masters Review, Heavy Feather Review, Peregrine Journal, For Harriet, and Queen Mob's Teahouse. My debut novel, TreeVolution, is available from Lillicat Publishers. www.taracampbell.com"