November PAD 22: Beeting

Today’s Prompt: Two for Tuesday!

  1. Pick a fruit, make it the title of your poem, and write the poem.
  2. Pick a vegetable, make it the title of your poem, and write the poem.

Today’s Poem:

BEET
If you grew misshapen,
and could still fit in my fist,
if your flesh was more fleshy
this simile would fit:

you, beet, (like my heart),
are as veined and scarred
as a war-beaten soldier
recently discharged.

you, beet, (like my heart),
are as dirty and covered
as an old kept secret
waiting for its final hour.

you, beet, (like my heart),
are as vibrant and bold
as a new born wound
freshly cut in the cold.

you, beet, (like my heart),
are as red as desire,
exposed and pierced
bleeding droplets of fire.

If you remained underground
unafraid of being uprooted,
you, beet, (like my heart),
would be naive and unsuited.



Today’s Ponderings: Well, I think this poem deserves a redo. The collection I have in mind (if it will still be about items on a to-do-list) will have to change to fit this piece as it is. I wont force it though. December will be interesting as I work on compiling these.

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