Color vs. Texture

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 29
Write a response poem.  The poem can be a response to anything–a piece of news, some art, a famous (or not so famous) quotation, or whatever. However, I thought it might be a cool opportunity to respond to a poem that you’ve written this month. If both poems work, it could make an interesting dynamic to have two (or more) poems that interact with each other.

(In response to my poem for day 17, “What I Meant To say”)

Can it be the color that puts me off
when eating veggies like lima beans?
I think it is texture, mealy and soft
for limas, and slimy for okra, also green.
Unpalatable kale is an unwelcome cuisine.
Yet I love broccoli, peas, and sprouts,
so concerning color, I have my doubts.

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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