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.
Randy and I went on a wonderful tour of the Minnesota State Capitol building (a couple of blocks from our home) a couple of weeks ago. Here’s Quadriga, the golden statue that adorns the upper front level.
This image makes me think of several things:
- the tour guide told us many raptors use that level as an overnight feeding spot, and there were a couple of carcasses near this gilded beauty
- King Midas
- the recent election
And here’s my first draft. There’s no easy answer to our complex problem of homelessness, but the contrasts between people in our city is painful to witness.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)
I’m in Houston for NCTE, so I won’t be here this week. Have fun writing and reading!