Sticky, juicy, dribbling down my chin-
Laying on the summer grass
Sweat upon my skin-
I picked a good one.
Not to sound crass,
But a plump, round,
Perfectly ripe peach
Is where it’s at.
The prompt is “pickin’ peaches” from Maria Giesbrecht @theguelphpoet on Instagram. April 25, National Poetry Month 2022.
Syrupy sweet like the juice of a fruit,
Your words drip, heavy, resolute.
You lean in closer, and I taste the deceit
Thinly disguised by charm and wit. You don’t miss a beat.
There is no substitute for the joy of the pursuit.
– Written for Limerick Challenge Week 41: Taste. Photo by Roderick Eime. “Poor Taste” won 1st place in this contest.
Chocolate covered strawberry gently traces lips.
– Written for Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Six Word Story Challenge #38. Prompt was “tease.” WC 6. Photo from AllCityCandy.com.