[Our prompt for the day (optional, as always) plays of our resources. Today, I challenge you to write a visual poem. If that’s not specific enough, perhaps you can try your hand at a calligram? That’s a poem or other text in which the words are arranged into a specific shape or image.]




of water

might seem to be

inconsequential but in

these times of incessant drought

even one single solitary drop of water

might feel like a tsunamic wave to the

person who has not seen any sign

of liquid refreshment for weeks

especially if you offer to place

place said drop on

their tongue

[To continue to the next poem, an abecedarian, where each line starts with the next letter of the alphabet, click here]