Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Unsold Poems for the February 2, 2021 Poetry Fishbowl

The following poems from the February 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 "The Arc of the Mental Universe," "Everything That Blooms," "In the Shade of the Mighty Oak," "Let the Children Lead Us," and "Autumn's Palette," "Pumpkin Spice Prosperity," "Delight in Another," and "A Sense of Weather Changes."

"The Global Gourmet"
Summary: Explore food customs around the world.
53 lines, Buy It Now = $20

"However You Think You Should Be"
Summary: Shiv and Rob Ross share a video call about painting and personal choices.
328 lines, Buy It Now = $164

For whatever reason --
and Shiv couldn't think for
the life of him what it might
be -- Rob Ross liked him.

"A Long Strange Road"
Summary: Traveling can widen perspectives in unexpected ways.
66 lines, Buy It Now = $33

Driving along a road
across a wide flat plain,
I could see far ahead and
far behind, and everything
looked the same from there.

"A Most Peculiar Circumstance"
Summary: Router does what he can to help a ship limping toward Supply Base Eden, amazed to find that it dates from the early days of the war.
225 lines, Buy It Now = $113

Router was working
in the control room when
he picked up an odd signal.

"The One Thing That We All Have in Common"
Summary: Shiv visits the Omaha Reservation and makes a new friend who promotes wildcrafted foods.
405 lines, Buy It Now = $203

Shiv strolled through
the Omaha Reservation
in search of Smoking Breath.

Boss White had sent him up
to deliver a package, and after
that, Shiv was free to spend
the rest of the afternoon there.

"Rainshadow Road"
Summary: Maggot joins Clearwater caravan.
1288 lines, Buy It Now = $644

Catcher kept her eyes on
the flat road ahead, just in case
it suddenly stopped being flat.

The Clearwater caravan was rolling
along Little Shadow Road, whose
battered signs still read 395, toward
Rainshadow Road, the old I-90.

"The Responsibility to Care"
Summary: Molly and Dave deal with a new paramedic intern whose wealthy background gets in the way of meshing with the team when they first meet.
221 lines, Buy It Now = $111

Molly was working on paperwork
for their new zoomcrew intern
when she heard the door jingle.

"Wow, what a dump," someone said.

"Symptoms of Heartbreak"
Summary: When Blainn comes to visit, Joshua notices a lot of clues suggesting problems and tries to offer the teen some support.
674 lines, Buy It Now = $337

"So um ... hi?" Blainn said as he
shuffled from one foot to the other.

Joshua looked at the terrified teenager
on his porch and wanted to shoot
someone, only he didn't know who.
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