Tuesday, November 3, 2015


From the garden,
from the orchard,
from the little corner store;
a bag, a bag, and one bag more
to feed my feelings.

For my Christian sense of duty
that clings like a case of cooties
to a second graders hair -
a pear.  Of course, I'll share.

For my unrequited lust,
my lady parts that gather dust,
and the dreams that wreck my slumber -
a cucumber.  I wonder . . .

And finally for my friend,
my boon companion till the end;
for my Fear when nothing's scary -
a big raspberry!  Thbpttbbt!

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


Kerry O'Connor said...

This poem is full of delightful surprises! I love the rhymes: hair-pear-share and slumber-cucumber-wonder and the content conveys your iconic poetic voice to perfection.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, you never fail to surprise and delight me as well!! Love it!!

Carol Campbell said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

brudberg said...

The cooties and a Christian sense of duty.. itchilous perfection.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You made me smile....the bags "to feed my feelings", the "lady parts that gather dust" (oh how I hear you, LOL), to the "a cucumber? I wonder"..............you always cut to the chase , kiddo.

Ella said...

I love the turns, the humor and the essence of you~

Isadora Gruye said...

I like the playfulness here, almost reminds me of a nursery book I use to read ...minus the dusty lady parts and christian cooties, which makes this pretty damn good in my opinion. Viva la

Sioux said...

MZ--Your poems are so short, most of the poem appears on my sidebar, so as I read the snippet, I wonder where you're going to take it... what direction it's going to take.

It's never a disappointment...

Marian said...

Sexy cucumber, bags of chips, man this is delicious.

Pink Rook said...

I love the way each stanza reveals a different side of this woman. I especially like the raspberries blown on her baby's tummy in the closing. :)

Not only are you an excellent poet, but you are also an astute observer of the human psyche.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Oy, so much good in this. Loved the descriptions, especially the cartoony erotica.

Outlawyer said...

Ha. Clever and biting both. Fun and serious. Well done. K.

Jim said...

Pretty but clever, Mom Z. If I were near I'd carry a sack for you today.
But I can't, so return the salutation. Thbptbbt !! (?)

Fireblossom said...

I laughed about the cucumber, but the ending is the very best part.