“Chores” Tupelo Press Poetry 30/30 Project Day 23

Look, it’s a sonnet!  Well, today’s poem, Chores, at least resembles a sonnet even if its rhyme scheme isn’t the interlaced alternating rhymes that some of the more formal sonnets require.  I’m pleased nonetheless.  The first few lines of this one sprung into mind quite easily as I was making a pie for a friend’s “beer and pie” birthday party tonight, using the only fruit I had in the house (thank goodness blueberries were on sale this week).  I often get good ideas for writing while I cook, and I think the practices aren’t dissimilar.  For both, you have to use what you already have in the house, beware-ing exotic ingredients, and they often take longer than you think they will.

As a reminder, the goal of this project is to help Tupelo raise money for it’s publishing endeavors.  If you are able, consider giving $5 on my behalf to help out.  Here is the link to their online donation system. Thanks!

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