For the 2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge, poets are tasked with writing a poem a day in the month of November before assembling a chapbook manuscript in the month of December. Today’s prompt is to write a Meal Poem.
For today’s prompt, write a meal poem. The meal can be healthy or not so much. It can also play a large role in the poem or be mentioned in passing.
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Here’s my attempt at a Meal Poem:
After dinner, we had ice cream,
watched the stars, and shared our dreams,
but also fears of coming days
and the impact of our sundaes
upon our waistlines, yes, it’s true,
but then, we shared a different view–
that, perhaps, it’s worth the risk
to have a chill moment like this.
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