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For Poetry Month 2014, I'm searching for metaphors and similes. Join me! Here's a bit more on this month's project.

April 1

TANGERINE metaphor


For Poetry Month 2014,
I’m searching for metaphors and similes.
Join me!  Here’s a bit more on this month’s project.

The other day I wrote a poem about a tangerine.

In my poem, the tangerine was a gift,
and I looked forward to eating it,
to having all of its tangerine sweet-ness to myself.

But my friend came over, crying.

I gave her my beautiful tangerine.

Was my poem about a tangerine?

No.  I used tangerine as a metaphor for my day.
I’d planned to spend it happily alone.
Instead, I shared part of my day with my friend.

from morguefile.com

from morguefile.com

poem © 2014 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

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