orchid odes poetry prompts
pistil poetry prompt:
go deep into a color’s moods.
ode to green
i am house before your people
came down from trees. shennong’s
ladder to heaven. dandelion’s
survival. celadon ransom. inlay
slip colored clay beneath glaze.
grass pushing between life’s
rings. lichen road to emerald
city. cricket’s jade ox talisman. dmz
spiked belly. crunch between
i am teeth. ocean refusing to burn. corn
when she’s cradle. rockite. stuff jalapeños
made of. neoprite envy. clover lust.
chloroplast promise. sunfish
migrant seasons great lakes to rio
grande. forest coat many colors.
frog throated impertinence. toad
fatigues. bamboo cudgel rapping jungle
monkey bar crawl. marine beret
i am ka-bar. rainforest drunk on
dew. aphid camouflage. snake dressed
for eatfest. stonewall’s mossy cheeks.
refugee flight far as ocean can see.
rice seedlings can remember. beans
stalking heaven. dragon king’s rusting
armor. metal courage. duck eye patch.
youth stout of heart. slow to burn
i am elixir that quiets all fear
treefrog orchid treefrog
after neil aitken & cynthia oda