Photo: Laura Salas
Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
When Randy and I went up to the North Shore (of Lake Superior, in Minnesota) last month, this is one of the oversized side-of-the-road things we saw. There was also a Voyageur whose odd wardrobe and color choices made it look like he wasn’t wearing pants, so this rooster seemed the safest best!?Here are?3 things this photo makes me think of:
1)??a giant hen that lays cars instead of eggs
2)??weird landmarks we use when giving directions
3)? having a watch-chicken instead of a watchdog
And here’s my (bizarre) first draft.
In March, I Lay SUVs
white and sleek
with heated seats
to keep you warm
while winter storms
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
Now it’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS!??(Title doesn’t count toward word count:>)?
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Note: I am visiting my mom, who is in her second week of chemotherapy for the ovarian cancer that’s returned (after 7 years in remission). I won’t have my laptop with me and won’t be able to reply to poems this week. But I hope you have fun with the giant rooster nonetheless:>)