The powerful me and the vulnerable me.
Grandmother’s for cuddles
Grandmother’s for taking a walk with
Grandmother’s for sharin’ secrets
Grandmother’s for slipping a few treats
(like takeaways and sweets)
‘cos this grandmother’s
a disastrous cook;
has a mingy menu
and it’s always thin stew
Benita H. Kape © 7.4.2018
This is the fun version of day 7 prompt. And as you can see my dinner is waiting and it’s not thin in the slightest. I am working on a further attempt at this prompt and it scares me. But I hope to get it to a sharing stage.
And now for our (optional) prompt. In our interview, Kyle Dargan suggests writing out a list of all of your different layers of identity. For example, you might be a wife, a grandmother, a Philadelphian, a dental assistant, a rabid Phillies fan, a seamstress, retiree, agnostic, cancer survivor, etc.. These are all ways you could be described or lenses you could be viewed through. Now divide all of those things into lists of what makes you feel powerful and what makes you feel vulnerable. Now write a poem in which one of the identities from the first list contends or talks with an identity from the second list. This might turn out to be kind of a “heavy” exercise, emotionally, but I hope you will find the results enlightening.