Salt of the Earth

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 24
“For today’s prompt, write a salty poem. I love sweet foods, but I also love savory (and salty) foods. Honestly, I just like food. There, I said it. But salt shows up in places like the ocean, in salt trucks (in places that get snow), and other places. Salty can mean down to earth, but it can also signify getting upset over a small thing (like maybe somebody spilling the salt?).”

Sea salt is best for sprinkling on
toasted soft pretzels, fresh and hot.
Sesame bagels do not compare with salt bagels.

Sesame oil flavors Chinese food (already salty).
Sea breezes paint my lips with salt.
Toasting with Tequila, lemon, and salt packs a punch.

Toasts at Thanksgiving remember all.
Sesame seed candy crunches.
Sea-green eyes–my Mom

Sesame seeds, toasted and eaten at seaside

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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