Poetry Wednesday – Onions by Lorna Crozier


The onion loves the onion.
It hugs its many layers,
saying, O, O, O,
each vowel smaller
than the last.

Some say it has no heart.
It surrounds itself,
feels whole. Primordial.
First among vegetables.

If Eve had bitten it
instead of the apple,
how different

Lorna Crozier
From:   Sex Lives of Vegetables.  1985