we studied pistils and stamens
not plants in our lives:
that black and green pepper are not related
that peppermint and catnip are mints
that pepper squash is indigenous to North America
that a peck of pickled peppers will last a year.
A response to Kim’s invitation to write a quadrille including ‘pepper’ for dVerse Quadrille Monday, held every second week. The challenge is to use the theme word in a poem exactly 44 words long.