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. Teachers, if I met you at NCTE recently, I’m glad you’ve come to visit!
This is actually my hand under an outdoor table at some fast food restaurant. This image makes me think of several things:
- Obstacle courses–those mud runs and such look like fun!
- A hand throwing a fishing net
And here’s my first draft. I tried a metaphor of nets and what we try to catch, but I was unhappy with that one. So this is a first draft of a second poem, which I don’t usually do. It kind of captures the surreal thoughts that floated through my mind this morning (I’m creating this post on Thanksgiving day) at yoga. And it went rhyming today. Never know what to expect when I start these things:>) That’s the fun of poetry!
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)