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 want to say thank you to this community! On my school visits to Pinewood Elementary in Monticello, MN, last week, I got to lead poetry workshops with 3rd graders. One of the activities we did in some sessions was a 15 Words or Less poem, and I shared some of your work from the train/fence post a couple of weeks ago. It was fun to celebrate the huge variety of moods and voices and participants here, and I appreciate all of you!
Here’s a picture of me in a listening pod–a chair/egg with piped-in music.
This image makes me think of several things:
- a space-walk–that pose looks like there’s no gravity at work
- a chick karate-kicking its way out of an egg
- Bigfoot (ah, foreshortening)
And here’s my first draft.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)