Tomato said, “I will speak for the life of the sauce that finds me squashed or diced and sometimes whole.
Fig said, “I will speak for the jam that sweetens my flavor in a delightful spread on biscuit.
Onion said, “I belong in every garden, in every dish and in your tears.
NaPoWriMo Day 20 prompt to write a poem that anthropomorphizes food.
soil is loose and ready
celery cabbage kale
chard favas beets
made it through
kept warm under snowfall
now start to grow
nibbled by rabbit and slugs
buds swell on the fig
red of rhubarb emerges
dVerse prompt to write a quadrille and use the nibble word.
Oh to be able to taste again
sweet tapas of Malaga
restaurants flung wide open
olives served which we never ordered
but still had to pay for
dVerse prompt on food. One too many servings of covid right now.
Licking the batter bowl
mother didn’t know that it could kill us
sweet sugar egg flour
on our tongues
she didn’t know those little pet turtles
(the ones in their plastic island paradise)
with salmonella all over their tiny prickly feet
could kill us
mother didn’t know that our cotton pajamas
could kill us
when we fell into the fire
Dutch word verboten has such a nice sound to it. Verboten is German, verbose Afrikaans
crucial to finding the way is this there is no beginning or end only a lingering in the middle caught in the middle of nothing and nothing with no end marks and capital letters no space whiteness on a paper where a word isn’t and silence takes over just a blob of words on a page of middleness
dVerse prompt on prosy using Jo Harjo’s line
Crucial to finding the way is this: there is no beginning or end. combined exercise with Ursula K. Lê Guin’s Steering the Craft Exercise 2 to write with no punctuation
So many times
this nursery rhyme spoken
a tongue twister
with its own history
missionary from France
with an eye on peppers
places to plant and grow
and a recipe for pickling
so Peter Piper picked
dVerse prompt on stream of consciousness following my first experiment with pickling peppers. This rhyme was a childhood favorite.
Searching on the website
like going down each aisle
I want this— out of stock
I want chips— not a healthy choice
I want pantry foods— ones that keep
make a soup— better than canned
make the order Sunday night
Monday 7 am
the joy of groceries delivered
NaPoWriMo prompt to write a review. My experience with online grocery shopping. I miss going down the aisles of the grocery store but this will have to do.
I want to do a praise dance for the dishes
which presented the evening meal
served the grilled vegetables
ancient grains & hearty soup
I want to shout my praise over cucumbers
sliced into a bowl & offered plain
with their crunch adding to the chorus
of appreciation as they fed me
I want to give an offering to the water
that cleaned the plates & bowls
my hands in the warm suds then rinsed
with feelings of nourishment & thanks
NaPoWriMo prompt to be overly appreciative.