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 glad you’re here.
Randy took this pic while we were walking Jack. by the lake. The white edging on the trail is cottonwood fluff. Boy, was there a lot of sneezing and sniffling going on!
This image makes me think of:
- people disappearing from our lives
- the curvature of the earth
- staying on the path vs. blazing a trail
And here’s my first draft. As we pack to move, I’m saying goodbye to a lot of things. Furniture that won’t fit in our new place. My library. My gym. My Taco Bell. I will have different versions of these in our new place, and I’m very excited about moving! (And we’ll only be 15-20 minutes from our old house.) But there’s a comfort in acknowledging the loss of routines and people and places that are woven into my current life.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)