Plums are the preferred fruit of judges;
Lemons denote clergy's hauteur.
Cranberries are consistent with gradual losses,
While limes are for lovers who conceal their hearts.
Guavas are for girls in white summer dresses--
Their sisters insist on strawberries with cream.
Black cherries are grim predictors of disaster--
Papayas are for music, and the language arts.
Never turn your back on the tiny kiwi--
The industrious gather apples with serious mien;
Lovers give oranges to their faithless darlings,
Who tear them, section by section, apart.