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.
Summer’s over, folks! What a whirlwind mine was, and you’ll probably learn more about it from the photos I share here on coming Thursdays:>) My husband and I went to see two big concerts this August: ELO and Queen with Adam Lambert. Wow. We had seen both before, but the experience was incredible. Sold-out arenas with 15,000+ people singing along to hit songs. What a feeling to know that your words, your lyrics, resonate with so many people that they are still singing them 40+ years later. Amazing!
This image makes me think of several things:
- laser tag
- Star Wars (can’t you hear the light saber noise, even if you’re not a big Star Wars fan? I’m not, either)
- last spring when cops used searchlights for hours near my sister’s house after a robbery, car chase, crash, and getaway
And here’s my first draft. Might have my new laptop and be back to my regular format by next week:>)
The Song We Remember
Each word a sparkler,
All worries and fears
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)