Shaped Like Boo-Boo

As I (as we all) pretend to do backflips
on the cold summer tarmac, I

(mustn’t the rest of us?) never confront my fears
until presented with Yogi Bear vitamin gummies
shaped like Boo-Boo and picnic baskets
in four assorted colors (though they all taste the same).

I had a friend one time who insisted that each color
had a unique flavor profile just based upon
the way light reflected off its surface–

I no longer consider that person to be my friend.


Author: Aidan Badinger I am a poet. I write poems. Titles and subjects and subsequent readership are all part of one fragmented figment of our universe, and it's nice that we take it so seriously. Hopefully the craft remains and grows stronger for our children.

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