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Monday Poetry Prompt: Mistletoe

This week let’s write a mistletoe poem. I found the first sentence of its Wikipedia entry very inspiring, “Mistletoe is the common name for obligate hemiparasitic plants in the order Santalales.” It’s a parasite and its taxonomic order starts with Santa! How can you not write a poem?

Give it a kiss then post it in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


9 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Mistletoe

  1. Pretty Poisons

    Mistletoe, the cultural tic for a first romantic kiss
    Gives the trots when ingested
    Belladonna flushes the cheek, quickens the breath, raises the heartbeat
    Like a first kiss

    This year, Santa, I want my mistletoe kiss from someone like you
    Warm and kind but not too tubby
    The pretty boys with hard pecs and tight asses
    Always disappoint in the end

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Second Act Blogger | December 17, 2021, 10:29 AM
  2. Ho-ho-ho
    time for mistletoe
    with Santa’s beginnings
    it had to show

    the fun is this
    each time your under
    you get a kiss

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | December 13, 2021, 7:18 AM

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