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.
A nearby park has what the map describes as a maze–which I think is overstating it a little! But it’s a sort of walking meditation path that is rather soothing. This image makes me think of several things:
- When I can SEE the building I need from the highway but can’t figure out how to get there
- How inefficient and roundabout much of our lives are–is that a bad thing?
- It feels odd to walk just looking at your feet
And here’s my first draft. Gosh, I had fun with this! I started with shortest distance and was off on a philosophical thought about how the shortest distance isn’t always a line because things are complicated–but then wordplay took over:>) As I was writing this draft, I actually couldn’t even remember what the image was of, but that’s ok, because the picture is ALWAYS just the starting point. Then you take it wherever it wants to go.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)