Today is the twenty-second day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem that invokes a specific object as a symbol of a particular time, era, or place.
I’ve chosen something which reminds me of my childhood. I hope you enjoy it.
The day after we lost her
I bought a kiwi fruit.
I peeled it and sliced it up thick,
more than five slices is too many.
The soft green fruit
and sharp black seeds
took me back to childhood
and her house
where kiwi fruit was a special treat.
Now it tastes like love.
You can read all of my 2021 GloPoWriMo poems here.
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