Sweet, or: Sour

A butterfly cinquain

I spat
the orange juice
out into the sink drain;
eyed the carton; and notified
Papa,
who chuckled at my innocence.
"Have you forgotten you've
already brushed
your teeth?"

#TankaTuesday

The above butterfly cinquain was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt: Poets were prompted to write syllabic poems based on “sweet & sour” memories, which means the poems must contain these concepts.

This particular memory rang out clearly in my mind.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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