Written for:  Miz Quickly - Day 27

"You have written

some five-line stanzas, and some poems with two stanzas related only by proximity. Like families moved into a pre-fab neighborhood or posters in a dorm room.

I want you to do that again. This time, add a third stanza in which you use an element from the first and one from the second. Maybe a color from one and an object from another. Two objects. Shape and song. Whatever. It should release some of the tension created by the two unrelated stanzas/poems, but without explaining anything."

Yellow eye candy.
My dog jumps up
at the sight
of a banana.
We share it.

Miserable day.
Floods in bathroom,
kitchen, and basement.
Every towel in the
house was utilized.

In a one-bedroom apartment, 
years ago, I had a yellow 
kitchen.  It was a sunny
spot for cooking.  I was
much more energized then.


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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6 Responses to Bananas

  1. VJ Knutson says:

    Sorry to hear about the floods. Like where this poem goes. Nice flow.


  2. Jules says:

    I had some flooding in different homes over the years and sympathize –
    Yep every towel used… Hope you are all sorted and dried out.
    Sometimes life can be ‘bananas’ –


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