ODE TO SOLANACEAE
Oh, deadly nightshade,
You mysterious bundle of DNA,
Perhaps you knew we were coming.
You killed some of us, but
You spawned many tasty cousins:
Potato, tomato, eggplant, and peppers.
Your cousins, too, are toxic
Except for the parts we eat.
So intriguing, your beautiful toxic flowers
And your often delectable fruit.
Both feared and admired; Solanaceae,
I thank you
for forcing me to pay attention.