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Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.
Last month, I did a storytime with the St. Paul Saints (baseball team) Reading Tree program at a local library. Mudonna, the Saints’ pig mascot, was there. What a ham (hehe)! Seriously, she is so great. I wish I could take her along on school visits. Kids will do anything, including lie on the floor so they can “wake up” during IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and guess the answers to the riddle-ku in LION OF THE SKY, if Mudonna is doing it, too:>)
This image makes me think of several things:
- the kindergartner who threw up during my school visit :>(
- guilt over how much I love bacon
- how we are different and alike
And here’s my first draft.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)