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.
Prince’s death was a HUGE deal here in Minneapolis, and while walking around the mall before my WW meeting last week, I saw this large artwork (filtered here) by Wes Winship and snapped a pic. That gaze is arresting, isn’t it?
This image made me think of three things:
- ostrich art
- men and makeup
- how often performers reinvent themselves–and kids do, too
And here’s my first draft. I was thinking about how much I loved each new school year not only because it was a fresh year, but also because it was a fresh ME.
I’m teaching at a Young Authors Conference all week and won’t be home to comment. I will read, though!
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)