Donal Mahoney


Those Good Tomatoes


Chicago, South Side


Late July and I am waiting
for those good tomatoes
brought to the city from farms
on trucks with a swinging scale,
brought to the city
and into the alleys
by Greeks and sons
in late July
and early August,
tomatoes so red they reign
on the sills of my mind all winter
too perfect to eat.

Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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