Today's prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: (1) Write a poem about a favorite local cuisine (with the food name as the title), and (2) write a lullaby. It's not easy to write a lullaby about food, but it made for kind of a fun light verse:
Philly Cheesesteak Lullaby
Hush, little Phillies fan, now don’t you cry;
they’ll make the World Series again, by and by.
So sit back and enjoy the game, just relax,
and have some of your favorite local snacks:
soft pretzels and hoagies, a Philly cheesesteak,
and for dessert, water ice, Tastykake.
Wash it down with some beer, if that is your wish:
Dock Street or Yuengling, perhaps Flying Fish.
With your belly full, and your head a-spinning,
you’ll probably doze off before the eighth inning.
And for a bonus, here's a tanka about a local cuisine that I left out of the previous poem:
no misspelled word game
but pork product, square slab sliced
and pan-fried with eggs
don’t ask what’s in it – the whole’s
more than the sum of the parts