National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Vanilla

IMG_1540Today’s word is VANILLA.

Definition: a dark substance that is made from the beans of a tropical plant and that is used to flavor food. Vanilla is from a type of orchid grown in Mexico.

What Does Vanilla Know?

It feels the roughness of the farmers’ hands as they pick the pods.
It feels the heat from the tropical sun.
It anticipates the curing process.
What does vanilla know?
It knows the history of the Aztecs.
It smells of delicacy and calmness
It blackens as it sweats.

© 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights reserved

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