I know it’s August, but I am sharing a poem I wrote in March for Ed DeCaria’s March Madness Poetry Tournament. You can find out more about this fun event HERE. Authletes are given a word and have only 36 hours to compose a poem using that word. I was given the word amicable. I searched high and low for an idea and ended up in the depths!
Swimming Toward the Light
On a lonely, lightless bottom, fathoms down below,
a solitary, stalk-eyed shrimp is swimming to and fro.
“Look! A luminescent, phosphorescent, incandescent glow!”
On that lonely, lightless bottom, fathoms down below,
a serrated-saw-toothed anglerfish’s lure waves to and fro—
Thus…the luminescent, phosphorescent, incandescent glow!
And what to shrimp seemed amicable…never would be so.
– © 2013 Penny Klostermann
I hope you enjoyed my poem.
Thanks to Renee for mentioning Poet’s Garage in her post today. I am happy to be a part of this wonderful critique group. If you would like to know more about Poet’s Garage, click HERE. And since Renee is the host today, head on over to No Water River and enjoy all the Poetry Friday offerings.