Poem: Writer’s Recipe

stewpot-orangeWriter opens up his pot to make a stew
Sifting lines that don’t belong for words that do
Mashing genres till their fibers are askew
Pounding irony till tender as a shoe
Oils onomatopoeia zoo-zoo-moo
Hones a metaphor that cuts a heart in two
Adds alliteration aptly as a roux
Kneading paradox till toughness gives its cue
Tasting frame of reference choices—I or You?
Forming similes that sprinkle sweet as dew
Splashes assonance for passion as is true
Garnish climax with a plot twist from a clue
Pinch of denouement to make you feel blue
Writer opened up her pot to make a stew
Sifted lines that don’t belong for words that do

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About Ben Unseth

Executive Director at Project Understanding (2014-2017), social service agency in Ventura, CA
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