Adorations at a Roadside Vegetable Market

Green onions, violet sky
eggplant, yellow crookneck squash
potatoes stained like pennies.

Garden vegetables pulled
from the dark soil, raw
sienna, burnt carmine, umbers
asphaltum roots.

Bushels of purple hulls, green
and red tomatoes
straw baskets and metal scales
steel tractors rusting in the fields
tall grass entangling gutted
motors.

Evening light dropping down like
paper lanterns, bamboo shoots
fresh mushroom.

Kenneth Alewine is a doctoral student at the Institute for Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Later this fall he will be traveling to Romania to give a presentation on melancholia and music visualization. His scholarly interests include music and voice hearing, art and medicine, illness narratives, and computer music. His poems have appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Poetry Quarterly, UCity Review, Psychic Meatloaf and elsewhere. Kenneth is a multimedia designer and composes electronic music. He is also building a virtual synthesizer using a visual programming language.

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