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.
First off, love, love, loved the poems last week. And, if you’re wondering and didn’t see it in the comments, that was a little onion “volcano” at a teppanyaki restaurant, where they stack the onion slices to make a hollow cone, pour (I think) vinegar–or maybe just water–into it as it sits on the hot grill, and a cloud of steam “erupts.” It’s always fun. Sometimes they line up other veggies behind it to make a choo-choo train, and they “choooo, choooo” as it steams across the griddle.
This week’s image is a shot of a mass transit map in Boston, and it reminded me of several things:
- sewing pattern
- trying to defuse a bomb
- directions for assembling something I don’t understand how to assemble
- circuit board
For the first time in years, I am not sharing a first draft, because I just realized it’s Thursday and I’m already 3 hours behind in posting. Just got home from Fla. yesterday and hope to get back to my normal schedule over the next couple of weeks. What a summer.
Blanket statement for July/August/early September. Hope you’re having a wonderful summer/start to fall. Mine is overwhelmingly busy and emotional. When you Comment, I get an email, and I will be doing my best to read every poem you guys write. But my availability over the summer to comment on each poem will be limited. By mid-September, I should be back to normal as far as posting and replying to comments/poems. Meanwhile, I hope you’ll write because you love it and enjoy this community. Please know I value your participation, even if I am not able to respond much right now.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)