Apathetic Vegetable Consumption

By Birgitte Bröndum


While you tell me about the heightened terror threat level

I eat cucumber.

You continue reading,

and with each new threat

my crunches get louder.

I move on to the carrots

and now I just see your lips moving.

One orange stick after another

detonates in my skull

with a deafening blast

splintering your airborne messages.

But there are pictures too

and they say carrots are good for the eyes.