Fall 2006 • Vol. XXVIII No. 4 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize |

A Heap of Fruits

 2006 Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers Third-Place Winner   I find in my refrigerator fruits (Bananas, apples, oranges, and such) Deriving their decay from divers roots Some almost rotten, others not so much. A kiwi smiles with sour vanity Alongside cherries, strong and sweet in taste. A watermelon, source of sanity, Rolls rashly to the floor with awkward haste. But kiwi's vitamins do not draw me, Sweet cherries may until tomorrow wait, That melon's for some hotter day to be, It's those bananas I can't eat too late.   Some things can't wait, for else they'd surely rot,   All else must bide, if they persist or not.

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Dan Li currently attends Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. In addition to writing, his interests include mathematics, the school newspaper, piano, computer animation, Frisbee, running, and chess.

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