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Poem: "Slipping on Peels" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Slipping on Peels"
This poem came out of the June 5, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] readera. It also fills the "learning a new skill" square in my 6-4-18 Mixed card for the Winteriron Bingo Adventure fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.


"Slipping on Peels"


Life is an endless adventure
brought on by the unexpected.

Sometimes you get things right,
and other times you find yourself
slipping on peels at every turn.

You get something at the store
but realize it's not what you
thought you were buying,
like the giant bananas
that turn out to be plantains.

It's not what you signed up for.

They're big and bitter and
they smell of disappointment.

You can stand there staring at them,
or you can start learning a new skill.

So you look up plantains and
discover they just need to be
cooked. Then they're delicious.

It doesn't matter if you slip.

It only matters that you get back up.

* * *

Notes:

Plantains are like giant bananas. They must be cooked before eating, and then they are delicious. Enjoy some recipes.

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