Mango Salsa – An Acrostic Poem for CalmKate

My friend: how did you know to

Answer my unsaid request, to

Negotiate distance and visit the abode of my soul, to

Give sweet words and kind fruit to 

Offset the bitterness brought by isolation.

Slicing through skin,

Accepting what is laid bare,

Lavishing wisdom like a balm while

Savoring mango salsa under 

A shared umbrella of hope

Last week, Kate at Aroused by Arête requested letters or words in her comments which she promptly turned into acrostic poems about the commentator. I gave her the words “mango salsa” since Kate had mentioned that she was on her way to the store (then would return to continue with her task) and this is my current food obsession. Of course, I was being cheeky and was subsequently quite humbled by her genuine response.

Kate’s intuitive and generous nature, her powers of observation, and her loving candor were on full display in her poems. You can read her responses here. I loved what she wrote for me and about me!

I wrote this poem with gratitude in my heart. Thank you again, Kate!! Once this is all over, please come and visit and share some mango salsa and chips with me!

© 2020 iido   

10 thoughts on “Mango Salsa – An Acrostic Poem for CalmKate

  1. oh my heart is bursting … what a thoroughly delightful tribute! One I certainly never expected 🙂

    You shine Irma, the mother, the runner and the poet … a true friend who has mango on her mind!

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  2. Kate is wonderful, a great writer and good friend, one of the reasons I still blog to be honest, she really inspires me. I loved what she wrote about you and this in response is just as heartwarming. Mango salsa is yum, and your acrostic poem just delish!

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