Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration: Old Wives Tales
“TAKE AN OLD WIVES TALE AND WRITE IT AS TRUTH. WRITE ABOUT SOMEONE BORN IN A CABBAGE PATCH, OR A PERSON WHOSE FACE STAYS DISTORTED AFTER MAKING IT, OR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS GLASSES AFTER… WELL, YOU KNOW – THEY SIT TOO CLOSE TO THE T.V.!”
A child, warned, swallowed watermelon seeds
He liked to chew on them, took no heed
If you eat the black pits,
and swallow `fore you spit
seeds will grow big. They did–into a forest of trees.