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 hope everyone’s holidays have been going great! Mine have, but today is Maddie’s last day at home. Tomorrow, we send her back over to Scotland, and it will be hard to say goodbye, as always!
When I was in Atlanta for NCTE, I took this shot in the lobby of…hmmm, not my hotel, but one hotel over. I think it was the Atlanta Marriott? I was standing in the lobby looking up, but I like the way this shot could be interpreted different way, like I could be at the top of some structure looking down. This image makes me think of several things:
- Optical illusions
- A highwire
And here’s my first draft. I thought about feeling disoriented a little as I try to both look backward and forward at this time of year–and also the fun of ignoring all that and just focusing on the right-now-moment.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)