List Poem

Written for:  Miz Quickly - Day 9

"Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie"

"Write a list poem.
A grocery list is not a poem. Unless you make it one."

cranberry sauce
salad, pre-tossed
walnuts, pine nuts
macadamia (if you find)
hand soap
jump rope
cheddar cheese
potato chips, please
assorted pasta
olive oil
tin foil


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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10 Responses to List Poem

  1. Sadje says:

    This poem reminded me to make my grocery list!


  2. Misky says:

    Getting ready for Thanksgiving, I take it?


  3. poetrybydebi says:

    Learned a new word (if it will stick to the brain). Timely list. I need to make mine.


  4. Jules says:

    Funny story about a scolapasta… That’s all I ever knew for a good part of growing up.
    I went to a friends house and asked for it, since we were having pasta – she thought I said a baaad word!! Fun list.


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