Write a poem based on an image from a dream. We don’t always remember our dreams, but images or ideas from them often stick with us for a very long time.
The aubergine rolled up as fast as it could
plonking itself on the topmost shelf
the green chilly glowered at me
threatening to bite my fingertips
my eyes had turned saucers by now
the potato just stood its ground
and admonished me for eating too many carbs
I think I then heard my jaw drop!
right then the onion barged in
querulously asking me why I sliced it so thin!
I gingerly stepped back,
with a scream rising up my throat
when the ginger accosted me
and warned me against using it in writing
I turned with my heart in my mouth
and just as I was about to flee,
a bunch of french beans swung by on a vine
tying me tightly to the refrigerator
I opened my mouth to let out a wail
when a tomato affixed itself on my face
they all threatened me in unison, “Better stop cooking us
as I thrashed my legs trying to free myself, while shivering all over
someone shook my shoulders not so gently over and again
I cracked open one eye and met my husband’s exasperated gaze
I got up with a start to find myself on my bed
scarcity of vegetables in lockdown is sure giving me nightmares
I refuse to cook any longer
I fear being threatened by my utensils next!
( I literally dreamt of vegetables a couple of days ago! 🙄)