Flora Single


I know it seems silly, but I would really appreciate it if you would correctly label me. I know that most people will understand that I’m not a banana.

They probably even understand that I am a fruit.

But what about the child who wanders in, with recently acquired knowledge of reading and general fruit names? This poor child will see me and say, “that’s a funny-looking banana.”

I don’t WANT to be a funny-looking banana!

So please take me off this banana plate or label me as I am! Note my value and help others distinguish me. While we’re on the subject, I will never understand why couples have less value than individuals.

Flora Single

I’m So Lucky

Just a few inches more and I would have been in the trash can.


I never wanted to be part of a random heap –
Among discarded Starbucks.

No no…this is not right!
I am meant to become part of the earth, not trapped in a bag.
Why delay my decay any longer by lining us up in rows?
Please do me the favor of allowing me to become one with the soil again!

Flora Group


We see your attempt
    “Seduce the shoppers!”
…so you think

We are united
    L’épi de maïs!
Smart shoppers avoid the half-shucked


Liquidambar styraciflua

Others have charm, sweet taste
My skin too hard underfoot

A fruit called prickly – discarded!
or thrown by children for fun

Flora Single

Maclura pomifera

A friend told me I deter spiders.
“Elemol” they said.

I don’t dislike them;
They do me no harm.

But what a strange thing
to tell me after all this time.

This coming from a citrus sinensis.
Flaunting his beautiful color.