I’ve been trying to get back into the habit of participating in Laura P. Salas’s 15 Words Or Less Poetry Challenge. Each Thursday she posts a photo prompt and shares her first draft poem. The idea is to “wake up your poetry brain” by writing your response to the photo and sharing it. It’s intended as a fun, low-stakes, creative exercise.
This week’s photo prompt was a picture of a sculpture of a leopard from the Minnesota Zoo.
You can read her delightfully dark poem and other responses here. This is my first draft effort:
No jaunty polka dots
can camouflage the
lethal grace and
poised to pounce
Molly Hogan (c) 2017