Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
Look at the beautiful bracelet Heidi Mordhorst gave me at NCTE. Aren’t totally unexpected gifts just the best. I don’t have the packaging with me as I write this, but it’s an Alex and Ani bracelet that I think means passion, leadership, and discipline. Huh. I might have that wrong. Anyway, what it means to me is community and connection. Getting together–in person–with my poetry and book tribe at events like NCTE has become more and more rewarding. I look at this charm and think I am surrounded by and supported by so many terrific people. My tribe, all interconnected. Lovely. This image makes me think of:
1) a safety net
2) skipping rocks
3) Poetry Friday Anthologies and the cool things Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong are doing with them
And here’s my?first draft.
The Tight-Rope Walker’s Prayer of Thanks
Relied upon, though rarely touched:
net’s rough, twisted threads
let me skywalk, step by step
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
Now it’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS!??(Title doesn’t count toward word count:>)?