Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SOL #15 Poetry Slice


There once was a woman (that's me)
Afraid to write poetry
Then she thought, "For a Slice
It could be quite nice
I'll just have to try and see."


In the library
Live stories without number
Which will you take home?

FALSE APOLOGY (with thanks to not only William Carlos Williams, but also to Sharon Creech and Gail Carson Levine)

This is just to say
that I'm really sorry I'm late
but you know how bad traffic is
and I think your clock is actually a little fast,
so I'm really not as late as you think I am.

It's not that I don't value your time--
and it's certainly not that I don't love you--

but I had to see how the book ended.

And then, you know--

Written as part of the Slice of Life March writing challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers


  1. I love your poem about being late. That's a specialty of mine. :P

  2. I love your poem about being late. That's a specialty of mine. :P

    1. I know it's a character flaw, but it's who I am! I always have this weird mixture of excuses and embarrassment and honesty. Because seriously, if you don't know by now to give me a 15 minute window, you don't know me very well.

  3. I would call this brave poetry not bad poetry. And by the way it's also pretty wonderful. Keep writing poetry!

    1. I really enjoy some free verse poetry, but whenever I try to write it, I feel like I'm just writing prose with weird line breaks. Having a format to stick to makes me feel more confident.

  4. Thanks for the inspiration. I will attempt a limerick on St. Pat's day...maybe. :)


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