“Why do bananas have strings?”
you ask. “I’ve often wondered about those sticky things.”
It can’t, I say, be to hold the stuff in—
For that they’ve got the skin.
“Perhaps without string it would be a banana split?”
Sounds unlikely—that can’t be it.
No, I think the reason bananas come with string
Is so that I–at you–will have something slimy to fling.