Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the March 3, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the March 3, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my Dreamwidth profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods. There are still verses left in the linkback poems "Mysterious and Impermanent," "Greater Than the Sum," "A Lively Feast," "Always Carry Your Goodness," "Crossroads on the Hero's Journey," "Gökotta," "The Arc of the Mental Universe," "So Often Alone," "An Iron Fist," "The Bushfire Shawl," and "Petrichor."

"Brief Bright Flames"
This contributed to the free-verse poem "Brief Bright Flames." On Hali's birthday, Cas and Boss Blaster talk about family issues.
170 lines, Buy It Now = $85

Boss Blaster bounded down
the steps to the basement,
eager to show off his prize

"The Highest-Paid Professional Women"
Your prompt contributed to the free-verse poem "The Highest-Paid Professional Women." When a nun shows up to discuss prostitution, Boss Blaster is bemused.
420 lines, Buy It Now = $210

Boss Blaster was doing paperwork
at the dining room table when
Cas let a nun in the house

"Not a Sudden Problem"
Your gang prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Not a Sudden Problem." When the Hammerheads jump the Broken Angels, unexpected developments emerge.
703 lines, Buy It Now = $352

Ned and Gregg had split up to patrol
the North Bottoms neighborhood,
Ned in the car and Gregg on foot

"Their Wings Too Heavy"
Your prompt contributed to the free-verse poem "Their Wings Too Heavy." Heron meets Cas and Hali at Blues Moon.
849 lines, Buy It Now = $425

After breakfast, Shiv went down
to make the daily special menu
on the big standup chalkboard

These two appear in sequence:

"Releasing the Parts from False Position"
Your prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Releasing the Parts from False Position." Dr. Infanta wants a favor, and in return, Shiv asks her to fix an old problem.
275 lines, Buy It Now = $138

It was raining, and Shiv was thinking
about how much he didn't want
to go out in it because it made
his bones ache, when Lorry arrived
and gave him a good excuse not to

"By the Action of the Muscles"
This inspired the free-verse poem "By the Action of the Muscles." After getting his arm fixed, Shiv feels sufficiently awful to let Heron take care of him with a minimum of protest.
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Shiv woke up feeling like
he'd been hit by a truck,
backed over, and hit again
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