Poetry Friday: Dry Sea Skin and The Best Place to Be… (2 original poems)

Summer is my least creative time of year, so I’ve been extra grateful for the Poetry Stretch challenges at The Miss Rumphius Effect recently. This week’s challenge was to write an acrostic (where the first letter of each line forms a word when you read down the left margin of the poem). It’s one of my favorite poetic forms, so it should have been a piece of cake. But it wasn’t. Oh well, here are my two poems this week.

    Dry Sea Skin

    Bumps–clinging, crusty bits–knit
    Across rock, a crackling white rash of
    Roughness
    Nestled,
    Attached,
    Cemented. No soothing
    Lotion of ocean waves can
    Ease the dryness, smooth the
    Slicing shells of salt-water skin.

    The Best Place to Be…

    Lost
    Inside
    Books,
    Reaching,
    Asking,
    Reading,
    Immersed in
    Every
    Story

    –Poems by Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

Check out the other acrostics at The Miss Rumphius Effect!

And enjoy the Poetry Friday Roundup at Tabatha A. Yeatts’ blog.

Have a fantastic 4th of July, and thank you to everyone who in some way works for peace and independence. 

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