Prompt: Write a poem on how to do something mundane most people take for granted, such as how to tie your shoes, how to turn on a lamp, how to pour a cup of coffee.
The feel of a metal handle in the palm of your hand,
sleek and co ld.
The sound of a door being opened,
SUDDEN and familiar.
The cold grazes the top of your fingers,
l i g h t and pleasant.
Inside the white pool you reach,
Long—————ing and n ee dy.
The plastic is cool to the touch,
bUmPy and weak.
You squeeze and twist until you’re done,
H e a v e n l y and sweet,
An arm moves towards you,
ecstatic! and relieved : )
The clear liquid slithers down your throat,
satisfaction and eXCITEMENT
and you feel so much better,
Happy and p repare d.
~ Rocío Colón