Monday, April 18, 2016

Potatoes Wearing Jackets

And now for our prompt (optional, as always)! Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates “the sound of home.” Think back to your childhood, and the figures of speech and particular ways of talking that the people around you used, and which you may not hear anymore. 

Making potato salad for a family picnic
I told my younger cousin
I'll boil the potatoes with the jackets on

She questioned me, "Whaaat?"
She looked confused 
"What do you mean?"

I showed her the unpeeled potato.
This is how our grandma always did it
It saves time and uses more of the potato

That's too funny!
Potatoes with their jackets on
Where did that phrase begin?

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