Heirloom Tomatoes, Pam Miller
Heirloom Recipe

Pick the fruit
ripe and firm,
red as a sailor's sunset,
shiny as a new convertible.
With a sharp knife
slice into wedges,
toss in hot olive oil
until the skin begins to soften.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Feed to your lover.
Remember how her cheeks color,
the translucent seeds
studding her tongue like pearls,
Remember the taste of her kiss
like the summer sea,
tomatoes like they're supposed to be.

Corrine Frisch