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.
It’s another mall photo. Seriously, you know I’m not getting out enough when several weeks of pictures in a row are coming from mall-walking before Weight Watchers one day. Oi.
This image makes me think of several things:
- Octopus’s Garden by the Beatles
- the aquarium in Atlanta
- horseback riding as a kid
And here’s my first draft. I realized I should have changed the title. I was trying to work in both a horse race (hence the photo finish) and the fact that they were grazing on plankton, which survive via photosynthesis. But, too much for 15 words. Ha! Oh, well. Just a first draft.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)
My husband is having shoulder surgery today, so I will be reading your poems while I’m in the waiting room. Don’t know whether I’ll be able to comment or not, but I look forward to the distraction!