Pigs Could Fly If They Had Wings

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 9
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) If (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Run If You’re Being Chased,” “Animals Are Cute If They’re Not Mine,” “I Am Ready To Eat If There’s Food Around,” and “Poem If You Need To.”

If pigs were gifted set of wings
they could start flying.

Would they choose a destination
with carnations

to mask the smell of former sty,
and beautify?

Would the gifted shun those other
pigs who chose to stay and root ’round
in mud, grunting until they found
corncobs to chew? Well, I wonder.

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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