The Fruit & Veg Man


The bags on the ground a pound!
The bags a pound on the ground!
The bags on the ground a pound!
The bags a pound on the ground!

Wow, I thought. 
I pointed.

Those bags

                       Those bags
    
       Those bags

Each a quid?

Yes, mate.

Good lord.

You can’t fault the fee of the fruit on the floor!
You can’t fault the fruit of the fee on the floor!
You can’t fault the flaws of the fruit on the floor!
Your fruit is free as I flee from your stall!

Comments

  1. Tom, this is awesome. I love it. What was your inspiration for this piece? Is there a style that you were capturing here?

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  2. Thanks, Jessica. I've recently read a first collection by William Letford called Bevel. He's very creative with the way he uses language and that partly inspired me to write this. I heard the fruit and veg man in our local town chant the first four lines. It was so lyrical that I had to write it down.

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