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.
I love the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History! I only had a couple of hours in it on our trip to DC, but this skeleton of a leatherback turtle startled me.
This image makes me think of several things:
- what would a turtle look like without its shell?
- its undermost bones look like a heart
- we are all so fragile
And here’s my first draft.
Now it’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)