This week Linda Kruschke’s challenge is to write a poem of 31 words about one of three paint chip topics.
‘Each week, I will give you all three paint chip words to work with. This week your choices are babbling brook, starship, and lazy lizard. I would like you to choose just one of these paint chips, the one that speaks to you the most. With that one paint chip word or phrase, write a poem of exactly 31 words, not counting the title. The form of the poem is up to you. You could turn to Japanese short form, such as haiku or tanka, though it would probably take more than one to get to 31 words.’
My choice of topic was influenced by having seen a slow worm (legless lizard) earlier in the summer.
A lazy lizard lounged in the longest day languor.
Lidded eyes looked longingly at large flies.
A long tongue flicked out licking luckless lacewings.
Lunch liquefied later within the reptile’s scales.