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 hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend. Ours was lovely, and fun, and busy. We celebrated great news (the marriage of a nephew) and sat with very hard news (cancer and forthcoming treatment for a beloved niece only in her 20s). Poetry, as always, helped me through. Reading it. Writing it. I’m so happy to be here in spirit with you guys, although I am flying today and won’t be commenting. :>(
My art for the coming weeks will largely be from Houston and my NCTE experience. This piece in the convention center is made of glass or acrylic or something and looks like a flock of birds in flight.
This image makes me think of several things:
- fog and how you sometimes have rain/fog where you can’t tell whether it’s going up or down
- confetti at a parade
- the balled up pieces of a hundred failed drafts
And here’s my first draft. Still no laptop, so still going old-school.
Drum major waves
a lightning baton
Confetti rains down
–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.)