So instead, I'm using my time to catch up on my writing work.
The first order of business is gathering my November 2012 challenge poems into a chapbook. Robert Lee Brewer's instructions are to submit no more than twenty by January 7 - this coming Monday. I went through them this afternoon and picked out fifteen. I have a little editing left to do, and then I plan to get the document off tomorrow. After that I'm on to the next item on my list.
It gives me great joy (there's my word Joy that I picked for 2013) to tick items off my to-do list.
Here's a preview of a couple of poems I'm submitting.
This prompt was to write about something just beneath my skin.
Just Beneath My Skin
those miracle creams
that are supposed to
get rid of age spots
fine lines, deep wrinkles
No matter how much I slather on
they just linger there
like a film on my face,
neck and décolletage.
They never get to where they belong
just beneath my skin
This prompt was to write a poem about a wheel (my suggestion) - any use of the word wheel.
The London Eye
Every 30 seconds a capsule door opens
to let passengers in or out.
Yet the giant Ferris wheel
doesn’t stop so that
we see the London landscape
from every angle.
As we gaze through the glass oval
we also see into the capsule below
and watch a couple
in full wedding regalia
The only thing we miss -
enjoying a sip
of their celebratory champagne
with their thirty guests.