Day 24 #NaPoWriMo

Today’s prompt is a fairly simple one: to write about a particular fruit – your choice. But I’d like you to describe this fruit as closely as possible. Perhaps your poem could attempt to tell the reader some (or all!) of the following about your chosen fruit: What does it look like, how does it feel, how does it smell, what does it taste like, where did you find it, do you need to thump it to know if it’s ripe, how do you get into it (peeling, a knife, your teeth), do you need to spit out the seeds, should you bake it, can you make jam with it, do you have to fight the birds for it, when is it available, do you need a ladder to pick it, what is your favorite memory of eating it, if you threw it at someone’s head would it splatter them or knock them out, is it expensive . . . As you may have realized from this list, there’s honestly an awful lot you can write about a fruit!


24 April 20


The blood of the fruit

Is poison to my lips

The world is flooded

With the image of wholesomeness

Even doctors preach the benefits

One swallow strangles me

Once it enters my bloodstream

The fight begins

My lips form sores

My head looses focus

While you enjoy your healthy breakfast

I am gasping my last

I have risked my neck

And tried other citrus

Believing I’d not see the next light

But only one, the most favored

The most beautiful one

Causes my end

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