Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the April 21, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the April 21, 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," "Petrichor," and "Putting Everything in Its Place."

"Because Her Darkness Burns So Brightly"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Because Her Darkness Burns So Brightly." In the wake of the earthquake, new powers rise to care for the land--and a cat who once walked by himself, no longer does.
77 lines, Buy It Now = $39

It was full dark by the time
they made it back home.

Griselle went into the little cabin
that she had restored after
the earthquake in spring,
her long skirts swishing and
practical boots clomping.

"Close Attention Is Paid to Their Actions"
Your crow prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Close Attention Is Paid to Their Actions." After the Big One, people struggle to restore a sense of order, and the crows help.
94 lines, Buy It Now = $47

Ava and her family found
life a struggle after the Big One.

There wasn't much left of Rain City
in the aftermath of the earthquake,
just piles of rubble in varying heights

"Independence, Dignity, and Freedom of Spirit"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Independence, Dignity, and Freedom of Spirit." Genna introduces Hatter to a cat therapist.
158 lines, Buy It Now = $79

Genna glides through the security
with the ease of familiarity, despite
the grumbling bundle on her hip.

"Inside of Him a Piece of Good News"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Inside of Him a Piece of Good News." Alicia and Judd talk to a speech therapist.
341 lines, Buy It Now = $171

Judd is tail-swishing nervous about
this appointment, but he doesn't back out.

Hannah Patterson had recommended
that they investigate the therapy services at
the Mandelbaum Speech and Language Building,
because it serves soups as well as naries and
the facility is accessible to large people.

"The Paramount Importance of One’s Fishing Companions"
This inspired the free-verse poem "The Paramount Importance of One’s Fishing Companions." Tolli and Simon try teaming up with the whales to catch fish.
286 lines, Buy It Now = $143

Bhuvana Fushi was one of
two islands that had once been
resorts and now were given over
to scientists and other nerds
moving into the Maldives.

Tolli walked barefoot through
the soft white sand as Simon
trundled along beside him
with his beach wheels.

"Selected as Staff"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Selected as Staff." Shiv comes home to discover that one of the courtyard cats is a lot bigger than the last time he saw her, and he has no idea what to do.
200 lines, Buy It Now = $100

"Fuck fuck fuck," Shiv chanted.
"Please pick up, please pick up."

"I'm here, Shiv, what's wrong?"
Mrs. Dr. G sounded worried.

"Where All Time Is Now"
This inspired the free-verse poem "Where All Time Is Now." Alexandria suggests that the werewolves need more territory.
118 lines, Buy It Now = $59

"I think we should buy some land
together," Alexandria said. "It'd
give our wolves room to run."
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