How Humble went Fancy

Some poor ole chap
on distant high seas
discovered his undying loveWhatsApp Image 2017-04-24 at 2.57.57 PM
for all things marine.
And when he’d dock
he’d miss
those tumultuous days
in heart and palate.
And so he learnt
to save the sea
for when
they couldn’t unite.
He’d save the sea
Through sheer heart
on his humble mat
for today and eternity.
He’d roll out the nori
copying that rolling sea,
hiding the day’s catch
in a mound of white puff.
But then the world found his secret,
christened it sushi,
declared it gourmet,
And that’s how humble went fancy.


The prompt for Day 19 of NaPoWriMo 2017 is to write a poem that recounts a creation myth and mine is inspired by the delightful lunch I had all by myself by a sunny window in the middle of a relaxed work day.


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