Undercover Prunes - A Poem About Dried Plums And Fiber
The new prune is a dried plum.
Undercover Prunes - By Ben Zoltak
There is a secret on the street, in the alleyway, in the woods.
Whispers hidden behind snickering faces, making even carnivores blush.
Something so old fashioned, something that brings old folks gains
Something old as they say is new again,
A prize surprise for your insides.
Salesmen understand it
Dietitians applaud it
And so might you
When you bite into one you will see
This rambling explosion of earthly taste waiting like a fibrous tree.
Lurking in the shadows of dried fruit history
Is the oft mocked Prune
A wrinkled monument to good health a natural supplement of fiber
Whose name is now soiled with the pigeon droppings of cynics and fast food diners.
I don my dark glasses
I reach inside my briefcase
To you I will reveal an International secret
Born out of France and smuggled into California
Here my friend, gaze upon this rugged Dried Plum
It's taste is uncanny, like an entire season of plump fruits rolled into one acorn sized marvel
Yes it's true, this Dried Plum was formerly the Prune
But times have changed and the Prune has fallen out of favor
The Prune recalls thrift and ardor and peasantry
The Prune isn't glorious, or vain or full of status.
Mother natures assassin to franchised armies of constipation
Like stealthy cloaked guards bearing Vitamin A and Potassium
Like code breakers destroying fiber smart trans fat blockades
Like skip tracers of fiber diet seeking cavalcades
So enjoy this secret I have bequeathed unto you
Enjoy this delicious secret Dried Plum
This undercover Prune, will reveal health and renew your life
Despite the laughter of comedians and snobs
These undercover Prunes, these Dried Plums are working for you.
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