conversations with a banana
Well you can’t really have a conversation with a banana…
The very nature of the term ‘conversation’ dictates
that there be some form of exchange
between at least two parties, whether verbal or nonverbal,
and we all know bananas aren’t very good speakers,
as fruit goes. Unless, of course,
they are lounging happily in a sea of Rice Krispies and milk.
The funny thing is I always used to use a banana
as a telephone when I was younger. I never ate the damn things,
don’t particularly like the way they taste.
But they sure do make good communication devices
for an imaginative five-year-old.
If a bowl of crisped rice can speak volumes,
then there is hope yet for the versatile banana.
Hell, maybe bananas can talk
but we’re just not listening hard enough.
I wonder what a plantain would say to that.
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