It wasn’t a productive writing week. Thank goodness for Laura Purdie Salas and her Thursday 15 Words Or Less Poem photo prompt. That’s just what it took to get me to write something this week.
When I saw the photo, I immediately thought of a blue jay getting a haircut. With their boisterous, loud presence in mind, I imagined that a blue jay might ruffle some feathers in the avian barber shop. How might the barber respond? I struggled with the 15 word limit this week and had to use my first line as the title to keep the word count down.
Cocky bluejay needs a trim…
At the barber’s pushes in
with raucous squawk
with spiked mohawk
Molly Hogan (c) 2017
This week the Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by the talented Violet Nesdoly at her blog. She’s offering a perfectly spiced ode to pumpkins. Be sure to check it out!