Day 11 The Big Apple

“And now for our (optional) prompt. Following up on yesterday’s love poem, I have for you another deceptively simple challenge. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about a very large thing. It could be a mountain or a blue whale or a skyscraper or a planet or the various contenders for the honor of being the Biggest Ball of Twine. Whatever giant thing you choose, I hope this chance to versify in praise of the huge gets your poetic engines humming.”

The Big Apple (no, the other one!)

It claims to be the world’s largest,

that big red apple alongside the highway,

first owned by an Australian immigrant, inspired

by his homeland’s Big Pineapple.

They painted a cartoon face on the apple, but

when the pandemic began, they hung a mask,

solidarity with front-line workers. Everyone knows

this place sells giant apple pies. Did you know

how many pies they sent to hospital workers

in thanks?

You can visit their dine-in restaurant, their pie factory,

souvenir store, the amusement park, the miniature golf course,

or have a picnic outdoors. Stop by, be sure to buy one

of their 2000 weekly pies. Visit the observation deck,

check out the apple trivia. Try out the Mumble Crumble Bread.

All at the site of the Big Apple head.

Carol A. Stephen

April 11, 2022

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