2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 24

Publish date:

For today’s prompt, write a salty poem. I love sweet foods, but I also love savory (and salty) foods. Honestly, I just like food. There, I said it. But salt shows up in places like the ocean, in salt trucks (in places that get snow), and other places. Salty can mean down to earth, but it can also signify getting upset over a small thing (like maybe somebody spilling the salt?).

Image placeholder title


Master Poetic Forms!

Image placeholder title

Learn how to write sestina, shadorma, haiku, monotetra, golden shovel, and more with The Writer’s Digest Guide to Poetic Forms, by Robert Lee Brewer.

This e-book covers more than 40 poetic forms and shares examples to illustrate how each form works.

Discover a new universe of poetic possibilities and apply it to your poetry today!

Click to continue.


Here’s my attempt at a Salty Poem:

“long runs”

my favorite part of running
is probably the sweat
when i run really far
it's easier to stay hydrated
than to keep salinated--
the sweat caked on my skin
& i devour pretzels
to get the salt back in


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine. He does love a good long run. Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.