Written for dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #79, “Up with Poems, People” (posted by De)
“This week’s word is our tiniest yet. Today, I want you play with the word “up.” Noun, verb, adverb, adjective…this wee word is versatile, and can be tossed into the mix in so many ways.”
Got up with an urge
to bake me a cake,
nothing fancy will emerge.
Pineapple upside-down cake, I will make.
On the bottom, pineapple rings
maybe some bright Maraschino cherries,
butter, brown sugar–makes sweetness sing.
I am on the upswing, feeling merry.