Salty Sarcasm

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pepper it with a pinch of salt,
a bit more, too much for comfort,
a bit less, too little for taste,
how am i to know, a constant refrain,
you better do, like dagger’s pointed at you!

Poetry form :- Gogyohka (“Gogyohka usually contains five lines, but could have four or six lines. It’s up to the poet. Each line should comprise one phrase with a line-break after each phrase or breath. Gogyohka has no restraints on the number of words or syllables used”. From Colleen’s Poetry Cheat Sheet)

Note :- The above poem may seem like a cookery lesson, but it isn’t so. Often we end up saying too much or too little, without any care of how the other person’s feels. And our escape route would be, “How am I to know?”, but that isn’t always so.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Reena Saxena for hosting RxC #269, theme ” Sarcasm”. Thank you Colleen. M. Chesebro for hosting Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #309, theme , ” Spice of Life”. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.


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  1. Haha, such a familiar situation with salt. With practice, it has become an intuitive process, but I always trust to less is better than more.😁


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