Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the June 2, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the June 2, 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," "Putting Everything in Its Place," and "Everything That Blooms."

"Ethical Rebels"
An interfaith chaplain, a rabbi, and a supervillain minion work on the issue of forced marriage.
166 lines, Buy It Now = $83

Girom Achivir was an interfaith chaplain,
of Pictish heritage though he didn't mention it.

Bookish and quiet, he wasn't the sort that
people thought of when imagining an activist;
he preferred to work his works out of view.

"The Evolution of Society as a Whole"
An observer from the Global Looking Glass visits Thalassia to do a human rights report on the new nation.
1046 lines, Buy It Now = $523

Just over a year after Thalassia
formed, the Global Looking Glass
requested permission to visit and
make a human rights report.

Thalassia accepted, and that
brought Deepu Balakrishnan
out to the teleport pad.

"Give Back Grace and Delight"
In spring, Boss Blaster decides to launch more parks.
619 lines, Buy It Now = $310

It was early when Boss Blaster
went out for a walk, the spring air
still brisk despite the sunshine that
promised a beautiful day to come.

"Satisfied, Calm, Cared For, and Carefree"
Heron and Mallory do a class on Deliberate Intimacy that teaches people how to reimprint comfort foods.
384 lines, Buy It Now = $192

Heron ushered Mallory into
the Group Therapy Room of
the Sanger Women's Center.

"When Someone Else Believes in You"
Dr. G reaches out to supervillains in unconventional ways, and it works.
325 lines, Buy It Now = $163

The door opened, letting in
a gust of brisk spring air.

Dr. G recognized the girl
who slipped into Soup to Nuts.
At least she was visible today.

These poems form a triptych:

"Vulnerable and Bound"
Oscar and Yael talk about Oscar's business plans for Rutledge.
202 lines, Buy It Now = $101

Oscar met Yael at the edge
of Pine Hill Park, where a trail
led toward the picnic tables.

"No Idea What's Going to Happen"
Theodore has a possible solution for Oscar's challenges.
244 lines, Buy It Now = $122

Oscar strolled down Main Street,
asking people to do park surveys.

"Hope and Faith in Their Abilities"
Oscar and Labib discuss their hopes for the future.
646 lines, Buy It Now = $323

Oscar walked out of City Hall
with Labib in tow and headed
toward Mandy's Diner.

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