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 glad you’re here.
Here’s a picture I took in my “Fishing Room” on a school visit in southern Minnesota, which I blogged about earlier this week. The room was full of quaint North Shore cabin decor, which was all very homey. But this mounted fish by the bed was a little disconcerting!
This image makes me think of:
- Jaws (of course)
- my daughter Maddie’s tonsillectomy and how long it took her to come out of recovery!
- why we always dream of flying but never of swimming like fish and breathing underwater
And here’s my first draft. Don’t worry if you don’t understand it–I don’t, either! I was just thinking about how mysterious fish are–especially big fish, like sharks. And how they’re almost dreamlike–shadows under the sea. And, well, this is what came out!
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)