I write this poem
in praise of okra
& the cooks who understood
how to make something out of nothing.
Your fibrous skin
melts in my mouth—
green flecks of flavor,
still tough, unbruised,
part of the fabric of earth.
Intersectionality & Culture
Joy & Praise
The repetition of similar vowel sounds that takes place in two or more words in proximity to each other within a line; usually refers to the repetition of internal vowel sounds in words that do not end the same.
a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter
words used to invoke the five senses (vision, hearing, taste, touch, smell)
A rhyme where the words have similar sounds in their stressed syllables.