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 adore real trees, but I am drawn to sculptures of trees, too, like this metal one on the mall in Washington, DC. That’s me standing beside it, so you get some scale. It’s beautiful!
This image makes me think of several things:
- HR Pufnstuf and the Living Island trees
- a post-apocalyptic world
- couldn’t telephone poles be prettier?
And here’s my first draft. My thoughts went to the weather-warped and bird-and-insect-damaged trees you see sometimes, and how beautiful they still are!
I have missed you guys! I’m happy to be home and working today, and I look forward to your poems!
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)