It is that time of the week again, time for poetry poker. Remember the rules? You can find them here. If you have not read the poems from the last couple of weeks, you can find them here and here too.

A quick summary of the way it works is this: our authors get dealt 5 words from a Poetry Poker deck of cards. They have to use those five words to create a poem. The words can be changed in form, like swim to swimming, to fit the poem. However, they cannot be completely changed, like from night to knight. Here are this week’s five words:

Almost, Spill, That, Tune, Candy

Here is our entry for this week:


Are the treats ready yet mom?
Salivation prompted by the sweet smell.
prompts the  humming of a tune whose words
from sweet lips with sweeter notes. Sweet as
Almost tasted/
A sweet tune
a sticky spill
of remembered sweetness
the tase of candy reminding me that
Mom is gone.

Submit Yours

Let us know what you think in the comments, and add your poem below, or even message us on social media. Interested in being our guest poet for a week? Let us know at [email protected].