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.
Before we start, I want to share something. Longtime 15 Words or Less participant and fabulous teacher Margaret Simon (of Reflections on the Teche) was at NCTE. When she ran into me, she handed me this magnet:
I don’t know if you remember, but a while back, I had a an image of a cell tower or something on a 15 Words or Less day, and it kind of looked like a sparkler, and Margaret wrote this. So lovely! Every so often, one of you will send me news that you’ve published a poem somewhere, and it started out as a 15 Words or Less poem. Or that you took your poem and added even more creativity to it and shared it with other people. I can’t tell you how happy that makes me! Thanks, Margaret!
A few weeks ago, I enjoyed this Cookie Monster cupcake. It was, of course, a chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake. What else would Cookie Monster eat? Don’t ask why he’s sideways. The photo is normal in my library of images but goes all wonky when I insert it into the post. Sigh.
This image makes me think of several things:
- Christmas cookies!
- The idiom “biting off more than you can chew”
- The Play-Doh extruder thingy from my childhood
And here’s my first draft. My sweet tooth took over this week:>)
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)