Blue Candy,  dVerse Meeting the Bar,  Favorite Things,  Friday 55,  Nara Malone,  Sixty-Niner Poetry



Back Then

when my vocabulary was about six words long
even ahead of Outside, Kitty, NaNa, No, NoWay
BluCanny was my favorite word
delivering anticipation
of unwrapping
crackly cellophane
hard lozenge
going liquid on my tongue
mentholated tingle zings
like snowflakes landing
vanishing in a spark
going viral
tongue to throat
in breath
in heart

through veins
toes and hair

You are my blue candy.

~Nara Malone

dVerse Meeting the Bar challenge tonight is to go home to the roots of our voice and language to write something that is “…uniquely you — using the words you might say to a neighbor or friend, keeping it familiar and seeking to make it distinctly you, about you, in your vernacular.” This is also my contribution to G-Man’s Friday 55. Drop by to see what others wrote or to join the fun yourself.