Saturday, April 7, 2018

He Saved Her with See’s (A Poem for Day Six of PAD)

Well, I got home late and haven't been to bed, so it's still technically April 6, right? 
Here is the prompt for day six of the April 2018 PAD Challenge: For today’s prompt, pick a food, make it the title of your poem, and write your poem. It can be a food you love, food you hate, or food you’ve never even tried before. Your poem can be about the food–or not. Your choice.
Photo of Bag by Paul Pasieczny
It's What's inside That Counts

He Saved Her with See’s

A white paper bag
about eleven inches
by five, hidden in sight
on the shelf above
the entertainment center,
filled with marzipan,
Bordeaux, and some-
times a few nuts
and chews—
he’d hold open the sides,
offer it to her salivations,
offer her salvation
from the effects
of being whacked
on the head, of being
the entertainment
of those five bored
eleven-year-olds, of ducking
away from them into bath-
room stalls, her feet
planted on toilet seats,
while she silently prayed
she was invisible.


[Please note that all prompts have been copied from the Writer's Digest Poetic Asides website.]

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