Sunroof [15 Words or Less Poems]

Howdy! How is your National Poetry Month going? I’m happy you’re here and ready to celebrate with you! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here)!

Here’s my next pic taken in March on the way home from South Bend, IN to Minneapolis, MN.

dino bones 15wol
Photo: Laura P. Salas

This image makes me think of:

  1. Jurassic Park!
  2. a dinosaur in a car with a sun roof (I think he’s about to poke his head out!)
  3. wouldn’t a pterodactyl be more appropriate for an airport

Again, I didn’t write about any of those things–though I do want to do a poem to go with that second thought! Somehow, though, I again wrote about yearning to fly. And I don’t even particularly enjoy flying! Though if I could fly while NOT sitting in a tin can, I’d be totally up for that:>) Here’s my first draft. 

Waiting, a 15wol poem by Laura Purdie Salas

 

It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)

40 Responses

  1. Laura I love your poem and can’t what to read every ones poem

    Han glider Kits

    skeletons of
    coat hangers hanging
    in grandma’s closet
    gearstick rolls
    of Cray paper wings

    Poem By Jessica Bigi

    1. Love this, Jessica. Hang Glider Kits in Grandma’s closet. Just add crepe paper. How fun.

          1. opps jont know whay Irrote this mend Jessica Bigi Laura could you removet it for me
            like

    2. I really like the skeleton coat hangers–and Grandma’s closet seems like just the right place for them:>)

  2. Laura, I liked your comparison of what he is (slow solid bones) to what he wants.

    MY SCHOOL DAY

    Strain and fight
    toward the light.
    She minds.
    Pulls the blinds.
    But at three,
    Free!

    1. Love this, Cindy. Brings back memories of wanting to be outside while stuck in class.
      “She minds./ Pulls the blinds.” ha — great lines.

    2. Love this, Cindy (and it feels like a companion poem to go with my “Stampede!” poem about kids rushing out at the end of the school day).

    1. I am writing this again here to see if I can line it up.
      There is something disconcerting about seeing off kilter lines of poems!
      Let’s see if this straightens it out.

      There is nothing lush
      nor plush,
      Yet the rush
      of wind
      soothes -
      flushes
      my soul.

      Donna JT Smith, all rights reserved

      1. Donna, I like the rush of fresh air. Happy not all of the openings appear to be covered.

    2. Donna, I’m trying again. For some reason my reply came in as anonymous. Not sure if this is going to correct it or not. But my comment is there.

  3. Interesting photo and angle. I hope the subject of your 15 WOL soon realizes its dream. Your second thought did prompt my thought and words.

    A Cool Playground Addition

    Geodesic dome
    automated monster
    kids climb,
    wishing, but dreading
    dino’s head to
    pop through.

    SQUEALS!

    1. Hehe–my younger daughter was all over those domes like a monkey! I love this idea of an automated monster–fabulous!

  4. My friend’s big, lovable black Lab Max visited the office yesterday. This dinosaur reminded me of his wistful waiting to go outside.

    Airport Dinosaur

    Looking out, waiting
    for the mechanics
    to let me play fetch
    with the smallest airplanes.

    —Kate Coombs

  5. It must be the Scottish blood in me–Nessie is the first thing I saw here.

    Elusive,
    legend,
    when I roamed the Loch–
    who’d have thought
    I’d end
    like this?

    1. Awwww. Boating across Loch Ness was one of the highlights of our first trip to Scotland. So raw and beautiful, and you could see how people would see Nessie…I love your commas setting legend apart. Such a sad ending for Nessie;>(

  6. Love your slow, solid bones, Laura, too heavy to fly. I had to go with wanting to be outside, like several other poets today.

    Staring out the window

    I long to run free
    with the sun and the wind -
    please somebody dust me.

  7. The music of all these poems!
    Rich, rich! Thank you all for sharing.
    Here’s mine:

    Longneck–
    six stories high–
    watched the morning come,
    desire still rattling
    around in her ribcage.

  8. So dark and disjointed
    Sad, disappointed
    Let the light in
    To show me the way

    Anne McKenna

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