The nice people on The Pangolin Review website have published one of my poems — Issue 4, 8 July (https://thepangolinreview.wixsite.com/mypoetrysite/current-issue )! Unfortunately, you have to scroll down and hunt for it, so I’ll copy it here to save you the trouble.
How did the vegetable squash get its name?
For something you eat, it’s really a shame
for a verb meaning crush and to squeeze and to beat
into a fine pulp would name such a treat.
And if it’s a noun, then it may be a sport
played with racquet and ball inside a walled court.
Which has nothing to do with vegetable matters.
It’s completely distinct from something that splatters.
So how was it named? I have no real clue.
Maybe by someone with nothing to do
but to give a strange name to something that grows.
Or maybe it’s better if nobody knows.