Choices

When I was a freshman in college, Allen Ginsberg came to campus and did a poetry reading. From the front and center I could see and hear him clearly. I was unaware of his poems and his freedom of expression challenge. Remembering where I sat in the auditorium, how he looked and moved his voice. Now all I can recall is his verse line about masturbating with an empty toilet paper roll.

 

Wrapped in sexuality

to say or not say

is it privilege and a choice

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dVerse writing prompt on sexuality – one of the choice poems to prompt was Allen Ginsberg. Google his freedom of expression case on you tube

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Choices

Forgotten Fruit

Loss of appetite

when apples go rotten

fermenting within

mush to touch

wrinkled skin

 

Under the tree

no pie nor cider

an apple wine

it could have been

it falls to spoil

 

Forgotten fruit

of the garden

will keep the soil

ripe and ready

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dVerse prompt on spoil in quadrille form

Forgotten Fruit

Thanksgiving Pie

 
Make pie

before the apples spoil

some too far gone

others need a peel

core out rot

slices sugarcoated

Crust over with cinnamon

butter the size of a walnut 

seal with fluted edge 

don’t forget pumpkin

out of the cellar

no more vinegar pie

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dVerse prompt on the word spoil in quadrille form. In colonial times women

would make vinegar pie when the fruits and vegetables were gone.

Thanksgiving Pie