‘Let’s have fun, guys!’ – a d’Verse poetics prompt
Think, think Lost in thought I Distractedly pluck A button From my mind Pop it into my mouth Chew it pensively As more sprout From my brain Pushing out of My twisting sulci They spread Above my gyri King oysters proliferate I gather them all with Hedgehogs Burrowing Through my cranium Noticing orange Chicken Of the woods And shaggy lion's manes Pushing through my ear Canals As puffballs Balloon out across My scalp and forehead My beard Full of black Trumpets and wood Blewits spreading up My tender cheeks My eyeballs Bursting with huge Portobellos extending Over my face Frustrated I Sigh shiitake! Well, At least they are all Edible
At d’Verse, we were asked to have some fun with fungi, as the starting point for our poems.
And… I can honestly say that I had fun… and I am a guy.
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Oh! I enjoyed this very much, an entertaining educative take on the prompt. 🙂
Thanks so much, Kitty 💛
You are welcome, David. 🙂
This was a fun read, David, including your last sentence. Your poem reminded me of the movie, “Fantastic Fungi.” An interesting movie. Check it out and make it a week of fungi! 😆