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 couple of weeks ago, Randy and I went to an exhibit called Martin Luther and the Reformation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It was great, but this picture is not from that. Afterward, we walked a few blocks on the treacherous sidewalks to go grab lunch in a neighborhood we’re hardly ever in. As we walked, we passed this house with these stone boar busts guarding it, like gargoyles. And one of them was wearing a party headband! This image makes me think of several things:
- It doesn’t take a lot to make something feel festive!
- Someone is even worse at choosing accessories than I am
- Mardi Gras for pigs
And here’s my first draft. I was thinking about how we make our own parties, our own experiences, largely by how we react to little, unimportant things in life. Like whether people are staring at our silly hat.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)