Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Commercial Metaphor

Chewing Gum

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For our MMWP this week, let’s write a poem, essay or short fiction in which we use a commercial product as a metaphor.
1. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance.
2. something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol.

I’ve chosen Trident Layers Chewing Gum–in case you haven’t had it, it comes in three layers of flavors. Here’s how I compared it to a sunset:

Trident Layers

Bite into it.
Bursts of
wild strawberry,
tangy citrus,
green apple
golden pineapple.

Yesterday evening’s
sky at dusk—
turquoise bleeding
into rose
molded into
a bronze goddess.

Savor deeply
beauty and pain.
Life tenders
her gifts—
the taste of longing

I hope you will post a link to your work in the comments section of this post!

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