By Abigail Purvis
BA English 1st Year
Ripe and ready, in their own way,
round, in their own way:
a bright variety sat in their baskets
on the shop floor.
This isn’t yellow enough.
No, not the skinny one!
This tomato's gone soft,
pick a bigger melon, love.
Fresh and pretty, in their own way,
delicate, in their own way:
an arrangement of squat bouquets
in the florist's window.
That's the wrong shade of pink.
No, look, the stem's all bent!
No weight to these petals,
pick one a bit perkier, love.
Fresh and ready, in their own way,
smooth, in their own way:
the bright arrangement of bodies
on social media.
She looks so pale in that dress,
her arms are like twigs!
Oh, I wish my bum looked like hers -
flat as a pancake. Haven't you heard of a push-up bra, love?