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 glad you’re here.
Here’s a picture taken from our family room. My husband recently converted the room from a theater room with a projector and big screen back into a family room, since we’re trying to sell our house. These railings (it’s a multi-level house, and there are openings from the dining room to the family room) are now exposed for the first time in more than 10 years. Jackie, our beagle, doesn’t know what to make of them. As we were painting the room, he kept sticking his head through the railing to say hi :>) Don’t worry, he never got stuck. There was plenty of room.
This image makes me think of:
- historic tourist attractions where you can pretend to be in the stocks
- an old episode of Designing Women where one of the women–Charlene?–got her head stuck in the railings at the governor’s mansion, I think
- Temple Grandin and her work with cattle, and calming devices, and a young man I used to assist who had autism
And here’s my first draft. [Note: I’m teaching at a Young Author’s Conference all week, so I won’t be able to respond to your poems–but have fun, and feel free to give each other feedback!]
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)