Sometimes, you come across amazing wonders of nature, during routine events like chopping vegetables.
One such, appeared when I was chopping red peppers for a for a vegetable stir fry.
A heart, complete with its chambers, and assorted jutting arteries, fell out of the innards of the red pepper.
Surgeries, agonizing cries from the mother pepper, and then a quiet coming to terms with what life had dealt it.
Life, what is left of it, must go on. An experience, immensely hot and stirring, immersed in pasta.....
she peered from the basket,
her yellow and green cousins,
about their pastaical future.
A sharp incision,
and a sudden emergence
of an open heart,
arteries reaching out
to the main pepper body
now all howling and red inside.
A slow quietening,
a turning over
to accept what life has dished out,
and she sits
for one last time
There's is just to
grow, bloom, smile,
and then submit, helplessly,
to a hot afterlife
amidst Life's Greedy Pastas.....