Green Pop

Written for:  Poetic Asides #374 – Write a pop poem.

Canned spinach
was made famous
by Popeye,pipe-smoking,
and muscular. Olive Oyl
swooned as he popped
open a can and poured
it down his throat.
Made him a better man
than Bluto. I was one
of those kids that liked
spinach. When frozen
spinach hit the shelves,
even the Keebler elves
could not resist. Cream
style was best. When I
discovered fresh spinach,
a whole new culinary world
opened up–mushroom and spinach
salad, cooked with olive oil
and garlic, or mixed with
cheese. I do wonder
whether Popeye would have
eaten quiche.

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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