Analysis of Applesauce Woman
dribbles out of your mouth and onto
your impossibly dirty bib
in the form of applesauce.
Your pink-gummed smile
wrenches my heart toward you
even as you thump your spoon
on the hard, blue plastic tray
that promised to keep you contained.
Dirty dishes fill the sink,
The remains of a breakfast well made.
Diapers seek changing.
The laundry sits in Mount Everest heaps
like some impossible task challenging me.
Just like every other morning.
And I am happy.
I am in love with your velvet skin
your tiny toes
your smiling eyes.
I love to catch you as you fall down,
Tickle your belly,
and sing you to sleep.
I want to sit here in vaccuuming bliss
and listen to you call me "mommy."
I want to read you the same story 16 times
and do it again tomorrow.
I'll bake you cookies,
sing you songs,
and know that for certain I will face exhaustion tonight.
For I am an Applesauce Woman.
|Scheme||XAXX XAXXX XXBXCB C XXX XCX XC XX XXX X|
|Poetic Form||Etheree (33%)
|Metre||1 101111010 10100101 001110 1111 1011011 1011111 1011101 11011101 1010101 001101011 100110 0101011001 11010011001 111001010 01110 110111101 1101 1101 111111111 10110 01111 11111011 010111110 1111101101 0110101 11110 111 01111011101001 11111010|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 5, 6, 1, 3, 3, 2, 2, 3, 1|
|Letters per line (avg)||23|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||69|
|Words per stanza (avg)||16|
Submitted on May 02, 2011
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