Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
This life preserver makes me think of:
1. My cell phone. I’m without my phone this week, and I don’t like the disconnectedness of that. My husband had a medical emergency on the way to work yesterday, and he couldn’t reach me. Of course, I like to be somewhat disconnected at times, like when I want to work on my writing but I have a million emails to return. But I love being reachable to my family. All the time. So my cell phone is a lifeline for me.
2. A horse in a floodzone. The city of Duluth, on Lake Superior a couple of hours north of me, flooded over the past couple of days. Some zoo animals drowned, which breaks my heart. One miniature horse, Darla, swam her way to safety, though. And this image put a picture in my head of a picture book where a cute pony is floating down the street in a life preserver.
3. The nautical clothes that were in and out of fashion when I was in junior high and high school. Some were cute. Others…not so much. Ahoy!
Here’s my poem first draft:
Sea Horse Current Events
Today on 14th Street,
she gallops past scallops,
grazes on seaweed,
high-fives a horseshoe crab
–Laura Purdie Salas
What does this picture make YOU think of? Whatever enters your mind, jot a quick 15 words or less poem and share it in the comments! Remember, your poem doesn’t have to describe the actual picture. Feel free to comment on each others’ poems and tell what your favorite part is:>)