Seconds 25¢

at the farmers market
had a sign:
“Seconds, 25¢.”

not quite perfect.

“My wife told me not to bother bringing ’em,”
the farmer said.
“But I thought
so what they don’t look perfect?”

“I’ll take four,” I said.
Two would have been enough,
but I’m an unrepentant champion of the marginalized
and now I hope to do a recipe post later this week.

What do you love to rescue??

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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5 Responses to Seconds 25¢

  1. Emily says:

    Puppies! 🙂 Well one, at least. Love butternut squash!!


  2. Belinda says:

    Right now I am rescuing a tree load of apples, picked by Paul and bagged in a gigantic brown paper garden refuse bag and in my laundry room. I made two apple crisps to serve 12 plus tonight and it felt so good to put them into the freezer, but I have a lot more peeling to do–the quantity in the bag hardly went down at all. I thank God for abundant harvests—really! 🙂


  3. annie says:

    anything secondhand, mainly books.


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