I wanted to take a moment today to reflect on how wonderful bananas really are. Aside from the minuscule minority who hold deepest irrational fears surrounding our phallic fruity friend, bananas are widely loved across millions of people in a vast array of countries worldwide. Why take the time out of my day to praise bananas?.. Because quite frankly they are potentially the best fruit in the entire universe, at least the best amongst fruits with an inedible skin, that are also yellow and sweet. Ok, so I love all fruit. But today, my yellow gun-shaped delight, is your day. I wrote this haiku about the humble banana.
Mushy, soft, yellow
You come in a tasteless shell
Peel, then in my mouth
(Photo – Eli Woodbine, Canada, 2016)