Mole (an acrostic poem)

Image: feastingathome.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Mole-Negro-Sauce-14.jpg

Making traditional Mexican sauces always made Maria smile

Of course, her Abuela made them so well that she should really sell them, but she wouldn’t

Leading to Maria secretly recording the kitchen for the next 24 hours

Everyone will suspect her brother when the recipe gets sold, but she was going to be the…

Iron (an acrostic poem)

Image: m.media-amazon.com/images/I/31RFz8jjpIL.AC_UL320.jpg

It made his muscles feel broken

Reducing his ability to move to an awkward lurching

Oh, he still left a smile bloom on his face

Now he was done with all the swimming, biking, and running proving he was made of…

Laugh (an acrostic poem)

Image: milwaukeemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/GettyImages-1298291139.jpg

Lifting those around her with the strength of her humor

Always trying to coax a smile and plant a seed of happiness

Understanding sometimes people need to cry

Giving them the space in those moments to finish watering their emotional crop

Helping eventually the next crop of the giggles to grow after that soaking

Dish (an acrostic poem)

Image: thereciperebel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/spaghetti-and-meatballs-www.thereciperebel.com-600-33-of-49.jpg

Determined to consume her weight in pasta

It tasted so good.  The sauce was so savory

Slurping noodle after noodle splattered sauce everywhere

Her date watched with a hungry smile.  He thought she was such a tasty…

Prop (an acrostic conversation)

Image: cdn7.dissolve.com/p/D145_85_171/D145_85_171_1200.jpg

“People are going to see right through this.”

“Really? All you need to do is smile and nod when talked to.”

“Others are going to think that’s weird behavior for a boyfriend.”

“People don’t care about you. I just need another bangle on my arm for decoration.”

Scrap (an acrostic poem)

Image: i1.wp.com/reclamationmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/broken-mirrors.jpg

So many pieces of his soul littered the landscape of his life

Cluttering memories with strong emotions

Reaching down he picked up a shard, careful not to crush it

A bit of a smile flashed across his face

Perhaps it was just the cocoon that he needed to emerge beautiful and ready to fly

Spirit (an acrostic poem)

Image: wallpaperflare.com/static/614/664/863/stars-silhouette-galaxy-person-wallpaper.jpg

She looked into the night sky and pondered her place.

Perhaps she was just a gathering of dust on a rocky mote flying through emptiness.

It made her feel small and insignificant,

Refuse of exploded suns long since forgotten in the cosmic background.

If that was it, well, that was still pretty cool.

The fact that her ancestors were ancient suns lightened her soul, and her smile lit up the night.

Petite (an acrostic poem)

Image: media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/inspiration/strongwoman01creditshutterstockcom.jpg

Perhaps short was not quite the right word

Even diminutive didn’t fit her stature

There was so much crammed in that tiny package

It boggled his mind as he lay there

The fact that she graced him with a slight smug smile made his heart flutter

Even as his jaw throbbed from her uppercut

Wish (an acrostic poem)

Image: plasticstoday.com/sites/plasticstoday.com/files/styles/article_featured_retina/public/genie-bottle-300.jpg

What would I do if I found a genie in a bottle?

I would ask for three simple things.

Something that would make you smile, something to make you think, and something to give you peace.

Hope by you reading this some of it came true.