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.
I was downtown in Minneapolis a few weeks ago having a food truck lunch with Randy, and the annual tennis tourney was going–in front of a skyscraper, at the intersection of two busy downtown streets. I don’t love tennis. I was forced to take lessons and watch endless hours of people playing when I was little. But it’s always cool to see this sanctioned tennis tournament happening in an unexpected place. You can here the grunts and see the sweat fly off the players–that’s how close you sit. This image makes me think of several things:
- playing volleyball from one balcony to another–cool (but scary)
- the splash zone at Sea World
- the half of my childhood spent at the tennis courts at Azalea Lane–ugh
Here’s my first draft. It’s a list poem that’s really just a list. Nothing to elevate it. But…it’s a first draft.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count)