Hello, poets, writers, noodlers–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.
Thank you for keeping this community going while I’ve been on a semi-hiatus. Can’t believe how far behind I am, but your kind words and fun poems have been a lifeline this past month. I saw this discarded robin’s eggshell in our driveway last week. It seems like the right image for today, because my youngest daughter has returned overseas. And today is the one-year anniversary of my mom’s death. This fragile little shell feels especially poignant to me today. This image makes me think of several things:
- What if the earth is a shell for some as-yet unborn creature
- Treasures hidden close by that we don’t see (where was this nest?!)
- Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub
And here’s my first draft. I had a 16th word–and it was painful to cut it!
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)