House of the Tomato

If a woman wants to be a poet, she must dwell in the house of the tomato. -- Erica Jong

Regional website for the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, in partnership with the Reader's Loft.


Celebrating, sharing and inspiring poetry throughout Wisconsin.

Magical Thinking (PAD Day #6 prompt: metaphor poem)

Worry is the melting snow
from the winter of thoughts
flooding the landmind
stirring up this inner earth
making muck, an outwash
of miserable mirages
puttin’ in time
the more the angst--
the better the outcome,
workin’ on that guarantee
rub the rabbit’s foot,
hold a four-leaf clover
keep my fingers crossed
wish upon a star
pray to god
everything will be normal:
benign, negative or positive,
depending upon the report
making magic
to think we'll ever
be in control.


© 2019 House of the Tomato