Tomatoes are great because of their entrails
that are filled with unripe, soulful juice, bloody and sweet.
These fruits, most cleverly lumped in with vegetables,
dissect themselves into soups and salads and sauces
and scream at everyone with long vowels and hand gestures.
Sailing from the New World back to the Old, and christened in Nahuatl,
they roam the planet over with their amicable adaptability.