Winter Before Fall? [15 Words or Less]

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’m out of town once again this week. Lord. Next week, I will be back to usual. I miss you guys!

My daughter Annabelle sent me this funny picture. She got snow one night in Madison, WI, recently. And then overnight, the leaves all dropped. Doesn’t this look all wrong?

Photo: Annabelle R. Salas

This image makes me think of several things:

  • pineapple upside down cake
  • winter budging in line
  • oops, the leaves overslept!

And here’s my first draft.

 

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

 

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13 Responses

  1. Oh, I love your poem, Laura!

    Backwards Bakery

    Confetti on my cake
    that winter helped me bake
    to celebrate Fall Break!

    Double take!

  2. What an odd sight! I love the idea of winter budging in line, Laura. I’m back after taking a break from participating in hopes that the gremlins that won’t let me see comments have retired–perhaps into hibernation? Fingers crossed…Here’s my effort:

    Cover-up

    Overeager,
    Snow arrives too early.
    Embarrassed,
    she appeals
    to lingering Leaves
    for a quick
    cover-up.

    1. I hope you can see your comment! I love that winter is embarrassed. Being uber-punctual myself, there have been a few awkward times I would have liked a leafy cover-up:>)

      1. It’s so weird, Laura. I could see my comment for a minute–enough time to comment on Cindyb’s poem–and then it disappeared. I couldn’t see any of the comments then until Diane liked mine, and then they all miraculously reappeared again. Darn gremlins!

  3. Love all the poems today!

    Halloween Trick, Halloween Treat

    A late response to Halloween
    car morphs to baked potato
    sprinkled chives over sour cream

  4. We miss you too, Laura. I don’t remember ever seeing that sequence of Fall’s events. So glad Annabelle captured the photo.

    Which came first … ?

    Snow too early
    green leaves hurry
    “we must turn red
    for our winter bed.”

  5. Do you ever write something quickly and then wonder if you’re stealing someone else’s words? Apparently I borrowed your title, Laura, for my final line. Thanks? Or sorry?

    Frozen Lunch

    early snow
    sandwiched between fallen leaves–
    seasoned with chaos

  6. poem by Jessica Bigi

    Way The Car Wont Start

    leave me alone
    I’m’ covered with snow
    having mails to go
    says my car

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