Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Today's Little Ditty: ME Poem Challenge

On Michelle H. Barnes' blog is a wonderful interview with Lee Bennett Hopkins who challenges to write a ME poem.....based on a simple moment in your childhood that changed you in some way. 


Down in the creek
no guppy was safe
from our plastic pails or,
fingers reading a braille
of moss, rocks and clay.
Side by side on our bellies
we were single-minded
about guppies
like never again, on
climate change
food allergens.

Those fish in pails
sloshed home in
bike baskets,
our sisterhood
peddled harder
uphill toward

You proudly showing
mom our catch
her smile wan
at my promises to tend
this batch better so they
won’t die and stink
up our room
like the last.

Linda Mitchell 9/9/15
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