A poem that doesn’t fit.

Eating a Pear

Its texture is so grainy, you’re offended

But you forgive it, because it’s so sweet

Its juices drip down your face

At first you’re angry

But then you laugh

You know that something this good

Could never be contained

 

This poem doesn’t really fit anywhere and I think that is why it has been rejected.

Its short.

It’s not formal, it’s not a haiku or any type of poem except maybe free verse.

It doesn’t rhyme.

It’s an odd subject.

And yet, I love it.  I will not throw it out.

Guess that means I’m still failing.

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