we take our entertainment in these times

of covid where we find it – today's activity

is hacking through a pale green gourd

tall, broad, bulgy as I am we have to hold it

with clamps it's called opo in the philippines

in italy cucuzza it has many other names

the next challenge will be to scrape out the

seeds bake the monster see if it's tasty with

salt and butter would feed a church supper

if it turns out inedible or all pith or woody

there are always the chickens who won't turn

up their beaks or it could be opo fertilizer for

this nevada garden I am currently visiting

I will report on this unfinished activity later

2020 Jacqueline Jackson

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  • John Morgan

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