House of the Tomato

If a woman wants to be a poet, she must dwell in the house of the tomato. -- Erica Jong

Regional website for the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, in partnership with the Reader's Loft.


Celebrating, sharing and inspiring poetry throughout Wisconsin.

Cucumber Girls

A girlish readiness                                      

        for the wet-seeded possibilities

of floating ear to ear,                                  

        paddling like crazy to keep                         

the balance of slices.                          

        Giggling, too.

(The idea so cucumber.)

        But mostly

concerned with

        taking the clean circles

and eating them.


© 2019 House of the Tomato