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.
I feel so lucky to have visited a couple of non-English-speaking countries. It really opens my perspective. One of the adventures is grocery shopping. Aisle after aisle of boxes and cans with words I don’t know. Sometimes the pictures show something fairly familiar (like the cereals in this photo I took in Cyprus), and other times they are complete mysteries. It’s an adventure for me because, though I don’t want to waste food, I know we can get more food if what we buy is a disaster. I think of people in a new land, though, who aren’t so fortunate.
This image makes me think of several things:
- the dizzying sensation of too many choices
- the duck game at carnivals where you just reach out and grab something and hope for the best
- the videogame ToeJam & Earl, where you open “gifts” that might be good or deadly
And here’s my first draft.
It’s your turn! What does the image make YOU think of? Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)