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.
After last week’s beautiful but emotional poems, I was trying to pick something lighthearted for this week. But I had no silly photos handy on my phone. I will be keeping my eyes open for some this week, I swear! This little beetle on a petunia (I think) makes me think of several things:
- Bugs don’t have much flat “ground” to travel on
- Dewdrops are one of the pretties things in the world
- I’m not really a big fan of bugs. I think it’s the exoskeleton
And here’s my first draft. Ack! Even here I had to fight against going all philosophical. Abstraction is usually not the way to good poetry. So I forced myself to just focus on what I saw this time.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)