I’ve been reading Kyle Vaughn’s Lightning Paths: 75 Poetry Writing Exercises, which inspired me to delve into another book study of poetry forms and responses. I’ll be making my way through the exercises and prompts between now and the end of the year.
Today’s writing exercise focuses on Imagery of Taste. Vaughn encourages writers to focus on an aspect of taste in today’s writing and create bursts of flavor in the piece.
Family Grandiose Narcissist don't worry her day is coming that taste of her own elder abuse neglect someone else in control denying pain management through cancer like it was natural childbirth, some feat of honor that one you know, the one who didn't want to "dope her mother up and let her die," as if living were a choice who instead put her in a chair over in the corner and let her suffer~ she grew too weary to sit whacked her face falling on a coffee table corner carried a blackened bruise to the grave (let me tell you: there are things worse than dying peacefully with dignity) that one, yes you know, the one who has no regrets because she thinks only about herself never apologizes~ because mistakes? her? no way! that one, yes you know, the one who excluded others' photos from the family Powerpoint making herself the slideshow queen because she's the only one that matters to herself that one, yes who was a second bride at her son's wedding causing the videographer to quit at the last minute (no video ever happened and family who didn't go along with her choice to let her mother suffer? no wedding for those who'd saved the date) that one, yes she will have her own taste her day is coming don't worry