Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Unsold Poems from the August 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the August 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my LiveJournal profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

There are still verses left in the linkback poems "The Tornado Blew Away," "Unfamiliar Feelings," and "Tour Guides for All of Knowledge."  Linking to this page will reveal new verses in whichever poem you request.

"Fifty Feet and Climbing"
From this I finally wrote out the background piece about a kid riding to school on a fifty-foot robot with laser eyes. In T-America, that's the classic reference for troubled youth turning destructive, rather than school shootings, based on cultural differences -- and their solutions are different too. This one is written in AABB rhymed quatrains, and over in T-America it was a pop song during the 1980s.
48 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"Fresh Air in Your Brain"
A couple of DW prompts contributed to the free-verse poem "Fresh Air in Your Brain." Ansel shows Turq around the log cabin neighborhood.
786 lines, Buy It Now = $393

When Ansel came home from work,
he found Turq perched on the railing
of the gazebo, face turned into
the breeze off the lake.

"What are you doing?"
Ansel asked as he approached.

"Reveal the Tactile Density of It"
Some DW prompts combined to inspire the free-verse poem "Reveal the Tactile Density of It." Dr. Bloch introduces Shiv to a whole heap of feelie toys. Shiv is bemused.
378 lines, Buy It Now = $189

When Dr. Bloch called him
to the infirmary, Shiv went along
without argument, already wondering
what he'd get out of it today.

"Sweet Submission"
This contributed to the free-verse poem "Sweet Submission." Gray attempts to make soufflé. It does not quite go as planned.
370 lines, Buy It Now = $185

Gray walked into the kitchen
to find Cason's daughter Leta
sitting at the table, crying.

"What in the world is wrong?"
he asked, eyeing the toddler.
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