(Hour 09) 06.30-07.30am. TEXT PROMPT: kitchen cupboard memory

tinned soup

Sunday nights long ago
when mum had passed out

would make my own tea
canned soup & toast soldiers

heat soup in pan on stove
lightly toast bread buttergold

tomato was my favourite
diluted with a little milk

soldiers dunked in the mug
till soggy & exquisitely moosh

tonight straight from the tin
cold & without buttered toast

— i’m struggling to recall its appeal

One thought on “(Hour 09) 06.30-07.30am. TEXT PROMPT: kitchen cupboard memory

  1. I had to google “toast soldiers”, I had never heard that before but I love the image it adds to the poem. This is well executed, this prompt brought out a lot of poems that feel both warm & cold.

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