The pickle is a lowly fruit,

or is it just a veggy?

Some say they’re really

very good, but

dills just leave me

edgy. Gurkins have

a sweetness

which cannot be denied,

but when I find them

on my plate, I

invariably hide

them underneath

a lettuce leaf or

accommodating chip.

Or better yet find

room for them

upon the floor and

let them slip

conveniently away.

The world is such

a tragic place,

full of unwanted

ardor. No one seems

to want it more

than these

vinegar cured