Once For Old Time’s Sake

Pity this spite
is a stain on my chin;
therefore i am stupid
digging pomegranate seeds
with a spoon. No bib.
Wincing and licking up
sweet sugar blood,
wiping down the backsplashes,
forgoing my clean &clever
underwater plan you called wussy.

10 lines for Toads

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16 thoughts on “Once For Old Time’s Sake

  1. Sometimes we just want
    to lick the spoon or
    drink from the milk jar

    I like to eat ice
    cream from the carton.
    Better not get caught

    I like your Devil-may-care binge go of things here. It’s catching.
    ..

  2. The “spite is a stain” that becomes redder in so many ways, and the way to cleanse it is let go. Clever, engaging severity. Fun to read (hoping that’s not a sick comment). Thanks yet again!

    1. How old am I anyway?? I took offense at my hubby saying I was wimping out on de-Jeweling my pomegranate in a bowl of water. I took it as a dare and dug in, only to have him point out “that spot” on my chin at a public event, no less! Live and learn. And stick with what you’ve learned is my lesson:) Thanks for gleaning something from my every day mishaps.

      1. I could certainly relate your mishaps with my own. How old are you? I don’t know. Youthful energy comes through in your verse. But if making mistakes is childish, let’s all be children.

  3. Pomegranates are not the easiest fruit to eat but worth the effort. I have a tree in my yard and nurture the fruit. I like that this poem could also work on a metaphoric level, as an analogy for how one might approach life. Thanks for participating.

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