“Ha ha!” said the apple as it eye-spied the pear
Coming over yonder hill with no time to spare.
“Say what?” cried the lemon at the yodelling yam
As they sat atop a hillock in an old rusty pram.
“It’s finished!” shouted the strawberry and Satsuma
Rising forth from a cave like an old tabloid rumour.
“Oh boy,” lisped the cherry and with it the melon
Both tied up and dressed like Sir Ian McKellen.
“That’s that!” yelled the blackcurrent atop the kumquat
And they all went home to their communal yoghurt pot!
(c) 2007, Neil Gardner