Written for:  NaPoWriMo – Day 6
Write a poem about food.

As a child, my variety of foods
was limited. If vegetables
were canned, they were banned
from my tastebuds. Salad,
if I had no choice, lay limp
in a bowl of dressing. Fish
had to be fried and tartar-
sauced to death. Cherries,
grapes, and watermelon
were the only fruits I liked.

In my sixties, I love most
seafood, including sushi.
I would rather have pasta
than meat. Formerly detested
eggplant is now a favorite.
If I had to choose between
vegetables and fruit, I could
easily give up vegetables.

Imprinted on my brain
from early childhood, is
a craving for sweets after
dinner. That has remained


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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