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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. Thank you for all your delightful poems and comments last week! Though I couldn’t respond, it was fun to see your words and also see your lovely support of each other.
A couple of weeks ago, my husband, younger daughter, and I went to Valleyfair, our local theme park. I rode roller coasters until my stomach couldn’t take it anymore. Even after that, I had fun watching other people ride! Here’s the Corkscrew!
This image makes me think of several things:
- when our days feel like we do the same thing over and over again
- slipping on ice
- a hamster on a wheel
And here’s my first draft. Due to the death of my laptop last week, I can’t do the image like I usually do.
A blur of fur
and tiny feet
A wheel where
speed and joy
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)