Odd uses of an item, and sense descriptions

Amazing Avocado

 Remove pits, and paint designs on each one.

Cut pits in half, tie-dye them, and string a necklace.

Strip shell with peeler, dry out slices, coat with clear polish
     and paste as strands of hair on Halloween ghouls.

Paint whole avocados of different sizes and skin textures,
     preserve with clear coating, and create a mosaic.

 Smooth pits slip and slide,
lingering scent of fruit.  They look
like bodiless baby eggs.

Cleaned, color-dipped in pools
of dye, tiny rubber bands wound
round each half pit, like dyed
peanuts.  Lightweight, they clack
together as hollowed out coconut shells.

 Green, mottled strips of hair, wild
as witch’s locks, or cut and curled
in afros, faces painted to match dos.

 Bumpy red, smooth black silk,
or yellow egg softballs, pasted
in circles appear as small
planets on thick paper.


Written for Wordgathering/Tuesday Tryouts/Margo Roby/Event poem

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to Odd uses of an item, and sense descriptions

  1. margo roby says:

    I love that you did avocados. After reading this the first time, I went to fetch my avocado [I always have an avocado, or two] and reread with it in front of me.


  2. Ruth says:

    When George Scialabba wrote “Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun” he definitely could have been inspired by you had he known you. Just loved this one.


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