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Heads of lettuce are deconstructed
into plastic tubs that cost
twice as much, if not more than
whole heads replaced by escarole,
radicchio, and baby spinach leaves.
Romaine (cos) and iceberg (crisphead)
continue to be available. Even so,
the more nutritious outer leaves
have been stripped away
to reveal pale green. Walmart
sells hearts four to a package.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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