they grew and ripened the two and half weeks we were gone,
the tiny green ones now exploded, the large ones splitting at the seams.
it's time for Karen to come home and pluck them off the vines,
it's time for Stephen to slice and chop for tomato soup,
it's time for Jenny to eat tomatoes drenched in salad dressing for lunch.
it's time to eat tomatoes or give them away.
winter is coming, they will freeze on the vines
then we will miss their sweet taste on