It is Wednesday night, which means whipping up a post based on a Mama Kat’s writing prompt.This week, the random number generator treated me to this:
Write a love poem to a favorite food.
The chosen food? A no brainer.
The poem? Well … the idea turned my brain to …
You beckon me from the seasonal aisle
Pink, lavender, yellow, mint green, baby blue, tangerine
Your tiny eyes ask, “are you gonna eat the top first”?
I make the challenging color decision,
Do a private happy dance if there is a new color
I head to office supplies
I need a padded envelope for you, precious cargo
It costs more to send you than it does to buy you
But you need one more ingredient to taste perfect
The US Postal Service
You need to get from Florida to Connecticut
Nestled in an envelope
A quickly scrawled note taped to your wrapper
Peeping in to say hi!
A new color!
Chocolate covered! Who knew?!
It’s a tradition honoring a friendship that started in 1989
A Northern “chick” and a Southern “chick” discovering common ground
through your adorable, sugary tastiness
One friend stayed North, the other went back South
Now you travel 1,207 miles each way
It’s not just two friends celebrating anymore
Four children have grown up knowing the handwriting on the envelopes that means
You peeps will taste extra special
Because you’ve “gone postal” and delivered the sweetness of friendship
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.