Although this is Wednesday and I normally post the Merit Bidwell saga, I’ve had to postpone the episode to try to squeeze in the poems to finish my scavenger hunt… Not to worry Merit will return soon!
Ghost pepper salsa
What is consumed must come out
Fire in the hole
This is a senyrus, a type of haiku. The difference is that the senyrus is not about the seasons and lofty ideals but instead is on the crude side pointing out the humor in the human condition. The poem still is a 3 line stanza with a syllable count of 5-7-5. This poem uses prompt #6 – fire from the Looking Foolish Scavenger Hunt for NPM.
This poem is brought to you by son#1 at the age of 10. Doritos had just come out with a new flavor of chip – Salsa Verde. He along with his brother and father had purchased a bag and they were relishing them. I was offered one and the smell singed my nose hairs. I declined. Although Sparky liked spicy food, he believes in moderation. He stopped eating after a good handful. Son#2 stopped as soon as his father did – no doubt because he was eating them to prove he was as tough as his father and older brother. But son#1 polished off the entire bag. I was awakened at some point in the dead of night by the wailing of son#1 calling for me. I stumbled out of bed thinking he was in mortal danger. He was in the bathroom. He was crying. The lesson that what is spicy going in is likely going to be spicy coming out was painfully impressed on his tender mind and well, the other end too. A cold compress and a couple “Tucks” and he was able to go back to bed. I couldn’t tell Sparky what was happening because if I had I would have not been able to continue to suppress my laughter. It was only after the children had left the house was I able to relay the story. We still laugh about it.