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.
Here’s Voldetort the turtle, whom we were caring for for a month or so until we could give him to the Minnesota Herpetological Society, where its passionate volunteers will find a good home for him or let him be an ambassador in their educational outreach programs. He is such a sweetie. I had no idea turtles had so much personality!
This image makes me think of several things:
- the idiom “coming out of your shell”
- turtle as drummer (he would tap tap tap the glass)
- the most uncomfortable Halloween costume ever
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.) I’m feeling utterly crummy today and am trying to meet a couple of deadlines this morning and then go to bed. I’m teaching at a young authors conference tomorrow and am hoping to get over some of my hacking cough! I’m hoping you guys will comment and encourage each other, as I likely won’t be online much today. Thank you!