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A cantaloupe flower is dainty, sophisticated,
like my older sister as she prepares to go out for the evening
bedecked in a well cut dress and pearls.
Zucchini’s flowers are like loud,
frequently and flagrantly pregnant
teenagers without control or shame.
The eggplant is quirky with its
lilac flowers and purple-balloon fruit.
It’s the girl with the loud laugh and
brightly colored, unmatched earrings.
On the other hand,
The small white flowers
and the shy production of a pepper…
Well, there’s something very sexy about a bell pepper.

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