Laura Shovan has created a February poetry challenge again, this time with found objects. You can read her introduction here at her new website. It is fun and it is a challenge. Be sure to read today's entries at Matt Forrest Esenwine's post today at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme here.
Matt shared the picture for today's found object. I'm sharing my response today for Poetry Friday, although most of the days, I share with everyone on the daily post by Laura and others.
Early Valentine’s Day
I rose early to go to the garden
for a breakfast harvest,
without the distraction of the kids.
Pants quickly wet from the dew,
I leaned into ripening tomatoes,
inhaling that tangy, piney scent,
the only one they know. Perhaps
it protects their sweeter taste?
They were falling over,
heavy red-ripened jewels.
There, among that rich roundness, this love apple.
The mist had blown off with the sun,
and I returned to the house,
lay my heart upon the bed,
pursed my lips for a kiss.
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