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.
This past few weeks have been full of highs and lows. I would prefer more highs and fewer lows, but I guess we don’t get to choose. I’m hopeful that by the time you read this, I will have both a working laptop AND a working car. I seem to be breaking life lately!
My NCTE hotel was about a mile from the convention center. When I asked a local if I was headed the right direction, she gave me a bunch of hand signals and said, “It looks like a ship. You can’t miss it!” Needless to say, I missed it. I was expecting a more literal translation, I guess. Anyway, this image makes me think of several things:
- spices (the red “smokestacks” looked like the M in McCormick spices from the direction I approached)
- tangram puzzles
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.)