Hello, my fun 15 Words or Less community! Today, I’m driving home from a FABULOUS 4 days on the North Shore of Lake Superior. That’s one of my favorite places on earth, and Randy and I have been just hanging out, soaking up fall beauty, reading, playing Scrabble, and getting away from it all. (This is why I haven’t been answering email or Comments this week, in case you’re wondering.)
And today’s my birthday! So tonight, Annabelle’s coming over and we’ll celebrate, and hopefully I’ll get to Skype with Maddie in Scotland at some point today, too.
So, I’m glad you’re here–I truly am. And I’ll read through all your poems whilst on the road (no, NOT while driving). But I won’t be able to reply to them. I love how you guys respond and support each other, and that’s what I’m counting on today! Tomorrow I’ll be catching up on email and also doing final preparations for our local SCBWI conference, which Lisa Bullard and I are presenting two sessions at. So, lots to do!
OK, just wanted to give you the scoopy-doop. Now, back to our regularly schedule poeming.
Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines are here)!
I took this picture a couple of years ago at our high school’s indoor winter athletic dome. They have a bunch of huge PVC pipes stacked up for stashing your coat, etc., while you practice or walk the track. This makes me think of:
- cubbies in kindergarten–when everything I needed was in full view at every moment–sigh
- a pipe organ
- tunnels–I have a little bit of a fear of tunnels, I think. It’s such a vulnerable situation. Once you enter a tunnel, so easy to be trapped or confronted. I’ve never had a tunnel trauma, but they do make me uneasy!
And, here’s my first draft.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count:>) If you leave a poem in the comments, and if it’s 15 words or less, I’ll try to respond!