CORN ON THE COB

It’s about the only food
that  is deemed acceptable to eat
by picking up the whole thing
and “going at it” with your teeth —
back and forth or round and round.
It is fun to eat —
fun to watch how others do it.

July may be launched by fireworks
but it is sustained by
corn on the cob.
And please
if you need to pick your teeth
following your enjoyment
do it as unseen as possible
otherwise it is unseemly.

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