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.
You guys, I am away from my office doing some exciting research. Check out my Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram feeds (I’m @LauraPSalas on all three) to see a few pictures (if I can get any through–my WiFi access will be quite spotty, I think). Anyway, I won’t be able to respond to your poems this week, but I hope you’ll share them anyway!
This image makes me think of several things:
- I just did a root touch-up on my hair, and I chose the wrong color. Oops!
- a danger flag
- a bouquet of roses
And here’s my first draft. I don’t remember quite why, but I became infatuated with the sounds of “sigh” and decided to work that sound into every line. Sometimes it’s just about playing with words and sounds!
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)